This event took place on January 17, 2023.

Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Barlow Keener moderated a panel discussion on “Approaches to Improving Receiver Interference Immunity.” The discussion took place at a CLE event titled “Improving Interference Immunity-Exploring the FCC’s Proceeding on Receiver Performance.” The CLE was presented by the FCBA: The Tech Bar.

With the demand for spectrum unwaning, improved spectrum management becomes increasingly important. Regulators have long considered the impact of transmitters on the spectrum-sharing environment and are now taking another look at the role of receivers in spectrum policy. In April 2022, the FCC sought public input on this matter in response to a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) on “Promoting Efficient Use of Spectrum through Improved Receiver Interference Immunity Performance.”  

The “Approaches to Improving Receiver Interference Immunity” panel considered different approaches the FCC could take to promote receiver interference immunity, potential legal or technical challenges to their implementation, and the costs and benefits of these approaches. 

Joining Keener was:

  • Dr. Monisha Ghosh, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame;
  • John Gifft, Senior Attorney, Hardware, Software & Connectivity, John Deere;
  • Hank Hultquist, Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T; and
  • JP (Pierre) de Vries, Director Emeritus and Distinguished Advisor at the Silicon Flatirons Center, University of Colorado Boulder.

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