2018 Special Session: CBRS Next

Thursday, 15 November


Now that the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) ecosystem has begun Initial Commercial Deployment, this session will look at what is next in the evolution of this spectrum sharing technology


  1. Introduction by the Session Chair
  2. Evolution of SAS, Presented by Kurt Schaubach, CTO of Federated Wireless and chair of the CBRS Roadmap Task Group 
  3. Evolution of Use Cases, presented by Preston Marshall, Google and Chair of the CBRS Alliance Business Work Group


Panel Session

Topics include: Lessons learned in CBRS, Other bands where this technology may apply 
Moderated by Lee Pucker, CEO, Wireless Innovation Forum CEO

Richard BernhardtWISPA
Richard Bernhardt is the National Spectrum Adviser for the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA).  WISPA is the national trade organization for wireless ISPs which has over 800 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers, municipal wireless internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, and service vendors.  Mr. Bernhardt is the lead representative for WISPA to the WInnForum SSC for CBRS standards and policy development.  He chairs WInnForum's WG5 Operations working group which covers bests practices for CPIs, CAs, Co-Existence, and many other CBRS technical areas and he serves on the SSC Steering Group.  He has served in leadership roles in the networking and wireless industry for over 25 years.  Mr. Bernhardt holds a B.A. in communications from the University of California, Davis and a J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA.


Andy CleggGoogle 

Andrew Clegg is Spectrum Engineering Lead for Google. He is presently focused on shared spectrum opportunities in mid-band spectrum, among other things. He was previously program director for spectrum management at the U.S. National Science Foundation, where he was the creator of a $60 million research program to support enhanced access to the radio spectrum. Prior to NSF, he was lead member of technical staff for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T Mobility), a senior engineer at Comsearch, and a research scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a PhD in radio astronomy from the University of Virginia.

Mark Gibson, CommScope 

With almost 35 years of spectrum management experience, Mark Gibson is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for Comsearch.  In addition to leading Comsearch’s technical and business development efforts 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.  He is on the board of the Wireless Innovation Forum and is a co-chair of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, where he has also co-chaired working groups related to spectrum sharing and data exchange issues.  He has led Comsearch’s spectrum management efforts including the development of spectrum sharing analysis protocols and sharing criteria, as well as development of Comsearch’s engineering services and software products.  He has led Comsearch’s efforts in working with the American Hospital Association as their technical partner for WMTS frequency coordination.  He has authored several papers on spectrum sharing and relocation and has advised numerous wireless participants in their system design.  He is a Senior Member of IEEE.


Prakash Moorut, Nokia

Prakash Moorut has over 20 years of experience in spectrum research, strategy, regulation, standardization and industry activities. He is currently the global Head of Spectrum Standardization for Nokia. In this role, he is responsible for defining and executing Nokia's spectrum strategy and leading Nokia's engagement on spectrum standardization and policy work with customers, in industry groups and in regional/international groups such as ITU-R, CEPT, CITEL, APT and with national regulatory authorities such as the FCC, Germany’s BNetzA, China's MIIT, etc. He has earned various industry recognitions, including for the work he led to open 3.5GHz to mobility in Europe and more recently, as Chair of WInnForum Spectrum Sharing Committee Working Group 3 that defined the detailed protocols for data and communications across the various open interfaces within the Citizens Broadband Radio Service system. He was also the Technical Program Co-Chair of the 7th IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2014) and currently chairs the mmWave Coalition whose mission is to advocate for the use of spectrum above 95 GHz. Before joining Nokia, he worked for Motorola where he created and led a customer facing spectrum engineering group located in USA, France, and China. He has several publications and patents related to spectrum usage. He received his MSEE degree from "Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité" (SUPELEC) in Paris, France.

Mark Poletti, Director of Wireless Technologies, CableLabs

Mark Poletti is the Director of wireless technologies at CableLabs; a non-profit R&D organization that is dedicated to creating and driving technologies and innovations critical to the cable industry’s technology roadmap. In this role, Mark is responsible for wireless R&D activities across fixed, mobile and emerging wireless technologies. Prior to CableLabs, Mark has built, managed and operated 3G (CDMA) and 4G (WiMax) networks for US WEST and Clearwire, respectively. He has also been addressing mobile operator design, operations and performance issues of 2G, 3G, 4G, and satellite networks for over 20 years with such companies as ViaSat, Clearwire, ATECS/Centerline, U S WEST/Qwest, and General Electric. Mark holds a M.S in Telecommunications from University of Colorado and has multiple issued and pending patents.



Kurt Schaubach, Federated Wireless

Kurt Schaubach brings 25 years of wireless industry experience to Federated Wireless where he plays a key role in developing technologies and new business strategies to create the next-generation architecture of broadband wireless.

Previously, Kurt served in various engineering roles at the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), NextWave Wireless, LCC International, and Southwestern Bell. He has also served as a technology consultant to wireless network operators, equipment manufacturers, and semiconductor suppliers.

Kurt was a founding member of a publicly traded wireless broadband and multimedia software company and led the acquisition and integration of two wireless infrastructure companies.

Kurt has been active in spectrum development, management, and policy matters throughout his career. He currently serves on the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) and has spoken at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART) events, among many others.

Kurt received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech


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