This week the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance announced the Communications Authority of Kenya as a winner of Dynamic Spectrum Award. The Communications Authority of Kenya was awarded  for Innovation in Dynamic Spectrum Access Policies.

The award winners were announced at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance's Global Summit 2020 held on the , an event which brings together policy makers, regulators, academia, and private sector leaders in spectrum management to discuss and debate spectrum-sharing methods and models, from exclusive use and licensing to unlicensed spectrum allocations.

The virtual summit also explored how various spectrum sharing regulatory regimes across a variety of complementary spectrum bands can be coordinated to lower costs and increase the capacity of deployments across the globe and connect the remaining 4 billion to the digital economy, and to discuss spectrum sharing innovations and technologies.

The awards aim to recognise the efforts of individuals and institutions who are committed to furthering innovation, accelerating digital inclusion and exploring new opportunities for dynamic spectrum access.

Other award winners included the Secretaría de Innovación, Gobierno De El Salvador for Increasing Digital Innovation, Universidad Santo Tomás de Bogota  for Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access and a Lifetime Achievement Award Mr. Paul Garnett, Founder and CEO of the Vernonburg Group.

“We congratulate all the winners, every action supporting wider and affordable connectivity is relevant and they have championed the adoption of innovative technologies benefiting those that are still not digitally included,” said Martha Suárez, the President of the DSA.

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She added that to continue driving forward dynamic spectrum sharing progress, information and research is key and the DSA is committed in providing relevant information to spectrum management authorities.

The Alliance also announced the release of its three new studies, one assessing the economic value of unlicensed use of the 6 GHz band in Brazil by Telecom Advisory Services LLC, a second one about the role of Wi-Fi in Brazil as the key technology to meet the increase in online activity due to restrictions imposed by COVID-19 by Access Partnership.

The third whitepaper was about how to realise the full potential of 6 GHz spectrum, particularly focused on Europe, Middle East and Africa (ITU Region 1).

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