7th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference

The 7th Annual Americas Spectrum Management Conference once again comes to The National Press Club on October 2 & 3, 2018. The conference will provide a high-level meeting point for stakeholders across the region to discuss topical issues relating to the management and coordination of spectrum policy.


Comsearch’s Mark Gibson to speak on the panel:

Mark Gibson

What are the prospects for unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band?

One band that is currently being considered for unlicensed use both in the US and elsewhere is the 6 GHz band. A number of technology companies have claimed that this would be key in easing current wireless congestion and also in meeting future demands as both public and private entities bolster their use of WiFi in coming years … Read more in Session 8: What are the prospects for unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band? (16:10–16:55 | Wednesday, October 3, 2018)




About the Speaker

With over 38 years of spectrum management experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for CommScope. In addition to leading technical and business development efforts for numerous wireless and spectrum-related products and services, he has led efforts to address spectrum sharing between Federal government and commercial users. He leads CommScope’s CBRS efforts on the Spectrum Access System/Environmental Sensing Capability and the efforts to develop, test and certify the Automated Frequency Coordination system for 6 GHz unlicensed bands. He is a board member of the CBRS Alliance and an officer on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum. He is a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues and has testified before the U.S. Congress on spectrum-related matters. He has led spectrum management efforts including spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of engineering services and software products. He speaks frequently and has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design. He is a Life Member of IEEE. He has an amateur radio license and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.