What was learned from AFC Public Trials, and what it means for the future with Standard Power unlicensed devices


Mark GibsonSr. Director, Regulatory & Policy—recently participated in an EPRI workshop in lessons learned so far from the AFC Public Trial phase.

The purpose of the workshop was to discuss lessons learned from AFC Public Trials, and what it means for the future with Standard Power unlicensed devices. Participants included EPRI members and AT&T, both of whom submitted the majority of the cases to AFCs for the Public Trial. We were the only AFC. Many of EPRI’s members who participated in the workshop were complimentary about our AFC Public Trial results to cases submitted, saying that our results were easy to understand, friendly and intuitive. One EPRI member also mentioned our work to help them correct their data in ULS.


Mark Gibson

Mark Gibson
Sr. Director, Business Development & Spectrum Policy

With 40 years of wireless experience, Mark is responsible for developing domestic and international business opportunities for CommScope in the areas of RF engineering and spectrum management. 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 efforts to develop, test and certify the Automated Frequency Coordination system for 6 GHz unlicensed bands. He is a board member regulatory officer of the OnGo Alliance and President and Chair 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 policy and 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 has a BSEE from the University of Maryland and is a Life Member of IEEE.