Spectrum is essential for the continued rollout and proliferation of Gigabit LTE, as well as for the commercial launches of 5G. This session will provide an update on spectrum for 4G and 5G around the world.
Dean Brenner is Senior Vice President, Spectrum Strategy & Technology Policy for Qualcomm Incorporated. He directs Qualcomm’s global spectrum strategy and initiatives. He represents Qualcomm before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other agencies of the United States and Canadian governments responsible for spectrum and telecommunications policy. In this role, he regularly interacts with spectrum regulators around the world, leaders in the wireless industry developing and deploying new technologies, and press and analysts covering the wireless industry. For the past 13 years, he has lead Qualcomm’s efforts to drive a host of new wireless technologies through the regulatory policy process.
Mr. Brenner has unique expertise in spectrum auctions. He led Qualcomm’s bidding team in spectrum auctions in India (the 2.3 GHz band), the United States (the Lower 700 MHz band), and the United Kingdom (the L Band). He headed the regulatory team which obtained the approvals to sell Qualcomm’s spectrum licenses in all three countries. He was personally responsible for obtaining the regulatory approvals for Qualcomm’s sale of Lower 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T in 2011. In 2006, he obtained the regulatory approvals to launch FLO TV, a mobile TV service. He has spoken at conferences on spectrum policy in the United States, Canada, South Korea, Belgium, Great Britain, and elsewhere around the world. He joined Qualcomm in November 2003.
Mr. Brenner received his A.B. degree, magna cum laude with distinction in public policy studies, from Duke University in 1982. He won a prize for the best paper on communications policy, and he was a recipient for four years of a CBS Scholarship. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1985. He is admitted to the Bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the D.C., Third, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Brenner is a member of the United States Federal Advisory Board for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, & Timing, which advises the United States Executive Branch agencies on policy matters impacting the Global Positioning System. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of 4G Americas and the Board for Jewish Life at Duke University.