IWPC Webinar: Unlicensed use of the 6 GHz Band

Unlicensed use of the 6 GHz Band
Webinar hosted by IWPC.org | Presented on February 2, 2022

The FCC has recently reallocated the 6 GHz band (5925-7125 MHz) to allow access for unlicensed use. In doing so, they identified two types of devices: Low and Standard Power. Access for Standard Power devices is achieved through the use of an Automated Frequency Coordination system. Considering the basics of the FCC’s approach and exploring details of the AFC as well as longer term and international implications of this spectrum access approach.



Featured Speaker:

Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson
Sr. Director, Business Development & Spectrum Policy

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.