3rd March 2016: The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) Executive Committee comprising of Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm have agreed to form a global spectrum group to contribute to the international and national spectrum work with the aim to actively participate in the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC). The GSA Spectrum Group (GSG) will operate in all regions around the world mirroring closely the ITU-R organisation structure.
“The GSA Executive Committee recognise that spectrum discussions are of growing importance to the whole mobile industry, and indeed to broadband consumers”, said Joe Barrett, President – GSA. “Harmonising the use of global and regional spectrum removes uncertainty and encourages growth while new spectrum needs to be identified to meet the anticipated future mobile broadband capacity demands for new 5G services and use cases. The GSG will do vital work leading up to WRC-19 and will comprise of some 45 spectrum and regulatory experts from our Executive and Member companies.”
GSA will form regional groups headed by a rotating Regional Coordinator from the Executive Member companies. The GSA Executive Committee has appointed Lasse Wieweg as the GSG Global Coordinator. Lasse has over 30 years experience in regulatory and spectrum affairs.
GSA is applying for membership of ITU and is correspondingly seeking cooperation and associate agreements with regional standards and regulatory bodies.
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