Meeting of the Spectrum Management Task Force

16 November, 2021 - 18 November, 2021
Venue: Virtual

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 on the 16th, 17th, and 18th November 2021, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) each day.

Background

The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) continues to be guided by the Caribbean Spectrum Management Strategic Plan, 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.

Implementation of the strategic plan is being undertaken in phases and coordinated regionally through the work of the Spectrum Management Steering Committee (SMSC) and the multi-stakeholder Spectrum Management Task Force (SMTF).

During its last meeting which was convened virtually via Zoom Videoconferencing on the 29th of June 2021, the SMTF updated the status of activities on its Action Plan for 2021, facilitated meetings of its three topic-focussed working groups and engaged with industry stakeholders via presentations and discussions.

Spectrum Management Task Force Meeting Objectives: 16th, 17th and 18th November 2021

The main objectives of this November meeting, which is open to representatives of the Caribbean Spectrum Management Task Force, Steering Committee and support resources, would be to:

  • Facilitate meetings of the SMTF’s topic-focussed working groups
  • Review progress and re-assess approaches for achievement of items in the 2021 Action Plan
  • Provide an opportunity for the Task Force to engage with industry stakeholder groups with interests for spectrum resources
  • Plan future work of the Task Force.

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 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Caribbean time) 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’s a videoconference after all.  The Zoom meeting connection details will be shared in a subsequent email.

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.

PRELIMINARY OUTLINE AGENDA

SESSION 1: 16th November 2021
Indicative Time (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. AST)Agenda ItemsLead
 Welcome RemarksCTU Secretariat/
Chairman SMTF
 BREAKOUTS:  Working Group workshops  

Presentations and engagements with Industry Stakeholders
Working Group Chairs    
   
SESSION 2: 17th November 2021
Indicative Time (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. AST)Agenda ItemsLead
 Day 1 Review and Day 2 & 3 Overview  
BREAKOUTS:  Working Group workshops
Chairman SMTF  
Working Group Chairs
 Presentations and engagements with Industry StakeholdersCTU/SMTF Chair
   
SESSION 3: 18th November 2021
Indicative Time (2:00 – 5:00 p.m. AST)Agenda ItemsLead
 Status review of the 2021 Action Plan
– Feedback from the SM Steering Committee
– Assess action items and time frames
– Update 2021 Action Plan items and time frames
Chairman SMTF
 Any Other Business/ Wrap up  

CLOSE
CTU/SMTF Chair
   
REGISTER

PROVISIONAL AGENDA

SESSION 1: 16th November 2021
Indicative Time (AST) Agenda Items Lead
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks

 

Network of Women for the World Radiocommunication Conference (NOW4WRC)

CTU/Chairman SMTF

 

Jennifer Manner

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

 

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Mexican Spectrum Pricing Proposals

BREAKOUTS:  Working Group workshops

 

Presentations and Engagements with Industry Stakeholders:

 

·        High Altitude IMT Base Stations (HIBS)

·        Low Earth Orbit Satellite Systems

IFT Mexico

Working Group Chairs

 

 

 

Softbank

WorldVu (OneWeb)

 
SESSION 2: 17th November 2021
Indicative Time (AST) Agenda Items Lead
2:00 – 2:05 p.m.

 

2:05 – 3:30 p.m.

Day 1 Review and Day 2 & 3 Overview

 

Presentations and engagements with Industry Stakeholders:

·     NGSO Satellite Spectrum Policy and Licensing

·     Update on WRC-23 Mobile Service Issues

·     Considerations re Unlicensed or Dynamic Spectrum Access

Chairman SMTF

 

 

 

Viasat

GSMA

DSA / Facebook

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

 

BREAKOUTS:  Working Group workshops

 

Working Group Chairs

CTU/SMTF Chair

SESSION 3: 18th November 2021
Indicative Time (AST) Agenda Items Lead
2:00 – 2:10 p.m.

 

 

 

2:10 – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Network of Women for the World Telecommunications Development Conference (NOW4WTDC)

 

Status review of the 2021 Action Plan (including inputs from Working Groups)

–        Assess action items and time frames

–        Update 2021 Action Plan items and time frames

 

Any Other Business/ Wrap up

Kim Mallalieu

 

 

 

SMTF Chair / WG Chairs

 

 

CTU/SMTF Chair

CLOSE