Meeting of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force

July 26, 2022 - 28 July, 2022
Venue: Virtually Via Zoom Videoconferencing

The CTU is inviting you to a scheduled meeting of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force via Zoom videoconferencing. The meeting is carded to span three sessions over the period 26th to 28th July 2022, from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time, i.e. UTC-4) each day.

Background

Regional harmonization of spectrum management policies and practices as well as relevant capacity building initiatives are being coordinated regionally by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) through the work of the Spectrum Management Steering Committee (SMSC) and the multi-stakeholder Spectrum Management Task Force (SMTF). The CTU continues to be guided by tenets of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Strategic Plan, developed by these two groups, which seeks to achieve the following goals across the region:

  • Harmonization of national frequency allocations and band plans, including common frequencies and international protocols for disaster management and emergency telecommunications
  • Minimization of cross border interference
  • Establishment of common approaches to digital broadcasting switchover, TV white spaces regulation and spectrum pricing.

In addition to focusing on these goals, the ongoing work of the SMTF and SMSC also addresses important current matters arising, such as regional preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC-23 is upcoming).

During the last meeting of the SMTF which was convened virtually via Zoom Videoconferencing on the 24th and 25th February 2022, the Task Force formulated its Action Plan for 2022. This meeting will facilitate progress towards achievement of the objectives identified therein.

Spectrum Management Task Force Meeting Objectives: 26th – 28th July 2022

The main objectives of this July meeting, which is open to representatives of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force, Steering Committee and other resource personnel are:

  • to engage with industry stakeholders via presentations and discussions to update and gather new information to inform the work of the SMTF
  • to facilitate meetings of the SMTF’s topic-focussed working groups to expedite formulation of harmonised proposals for the consideration of the full SMTF
  • to review status of and progress activities towards achievement of the objectives of the SMTF’s Action Plan for 2022.

All information related to this meeting, including registration, agenda and documents, would be accessible via the event web page at https://ctu.int/event/meeting-of-the-caribbean-spectrum-management-task-force/.

Approved registrants will receive an e-mail from Zoom containing the meeting link, a calendar widget and other useful information.

For this upcoming meeting, Zoom’s “waiting room” feature will be established so persons joining would have to be admitted to the meeting by the host. In order to assure a prompt start on each day, we kindly ask that you aim to join the meeting a few minutes early and be sure to identify yourself clearly when signing in so that you may be easily recognised and quickly admitted. In addition, we ask and encourage attendees to show your video. It is a videoconference after all. 

Target Audience 

  • Members of the Spectrum Management Task Force and Steering Committee
  • Representatives (Policy Makers and Regulators) from CTU member countries
  • Caribbean telecommunications industry practitioners and stakeholders
  • Telecommunications industry associations and regional organisations
  • International telecommunications organisations
  • CTU Secretariat support staff.
REGISTER

Meeting of SMTF Jul2022 – Overview & Provisional Agenda

SESSION 1: 26th July 2022
Indicative Time (AST) (UTC-4) Agenda Items Lead / Presenter
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks CTU/Chair SMTF
2:15 – 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Presentations and Engagements with Industry Stakeholders:

·        CITEL PCC.II April 2022 Meeting Update

·        High Altitude IMT Base Stations (HIBS)

 

·        Fixed Satellite Services Issues in C-Band

 

·        Update on WRC-23 Mobile Service Issues

 

·        Considerations re Unlicensed or Dynamic Spectrum Access

Wrap Up and Close of Session

 

Mr. Carmelo Rivera ACES Corp

Mr. Shiro Fukumoto &

Mr. Kentaro Sakata Softbank

Mr. Adrian Herbera

Global VSAT Forum

Dr. Veena Rawat

GSMA

Ms. Martha Suárez DSA

SMTF Chair

SESSION 2: 27th July 2022
Indicative Time (AST) (UTC-4) Agenda Items Lead
10:00 – 10:05 a.m.

10:05 – 10:45 a.m.

Day 1 Review and Day 2 & 3 Overview

Presentations and engagements with Industry Stakeholders:

·     Global Trends re Harmonisation of Spectrum for 5G, Wi-Fi and Emergency Communications

Chairman SMTF

 

Mr. Nikolai Vassiliev ITU

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

 

BREAKOUTS:  Working Group workshops

·        Harmonisation of Priority Bands

·        Emergency Communications

·        Spectrum Pricing

 

Working Group Chairs

 

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Wrap Up and Close of Session SMTF Chair / CTU
SESSION 3: 28th July 2022
Indicative Time (AST) (UTC-4) Agenda Items Lead
10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

10:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

 

 

Day 1 & 2 Review and Day 3 Overview

Status review of the 2022 Action Plan (including SMSC feedback and inputs from Working Groups)

–        Assess action items and time frames

–        Update 2022 Action Plan items and time frames

SMTF Chair

SMTF Chair / WG Chairs

 

12:10 – 12:30 p.m. Any Other Business/ Wrap up CTU/SMTF Chair
END OF MEETING