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Monday, April 20 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Sharing Is Caring: The Truly Exciting Future of Wireless Networks

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The introduction of the iPhone less than a decade ago spurred an astounding wave of innovation in mobile devices. It also spurred a desperate quest to find wireless bandwidth to satisfy exponential increases in bandwidth consumption. Government agencies first worked to clear spectrum bands for commercial use. At the same time technologists, industry players and government agencies started to recognize technologies allowing for the sharing of spectrum bands and unlicensed use schemes could massively complement existing programs. It’s a really exciting time where more and more players are entering the wireless data market and providing new services. Cisco now estimates that almost ½ of global data is offloaded to femtocell networks and that number is increasing. The federal government is exploring sharing mechanisms to make some government allocated spectrum "shareable" for all wireless users — government and commercial users alike. Our panel will discuss what these developments mean for consumers, businesses and government agencies in the coming months and years. They will discuss the dynamic developments that are happening in the marketplace and how opportunities for sharing are increasing.

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Tim Lordan

Executive Director, IEF
Tim Lordan serves as executive director for the Internet Education Foundation (IEF), a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to educating the public and policy makers about the potential of a decentralized global Internet to promote democracy, communications and commerce. Mr. Lordan joined the IEF in 1999 as the first permanent staff member. The IEF assists the efforts of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee... Read More →

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Dean Brenner

Senior Vice President, Qualcomm
Mr. Brenner is Vice President, Government Affairs for Qualcomm Incorporated.  He directs Qualcomm’s initiatives relating to spectrum and telecommunications policy in North America.  He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy.   In addition, Mr. Brenner is responsible for... Read More →
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Michael Calabrese

Director, Wireless Future Project, New America
Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America’s Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program.  Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing policies that promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment and IT investment and innovation more broadly... Read More →
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Derek Khlopin

Senior Advisor for Spectrum, NTIA
Derek Khlopin is Senior Advisor for Spectrum at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Prior to NTIA Derek was Head of Government Relations, North America for Nokia Solutions and Networks. Derek also spent time in law and public policy for the Telecommunications Industry Association and alos has served at the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Follow Derek on... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 3:20pm - 3:50pm
The Newseum 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

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