29.11.16

Gude appointed president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

Headshot of Kalpak Gude

Kalpak Gude has been appointed president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance as the organisation adds 11 members across four continents.

The organisation - focused on increasing access to unused radio frequencies to accommodate wireless data growth and enable the Internet of Things – has also announced that its executive director, Professor H Nwana, will become executive director emeritus. 

Paul Garnett, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance chairman of the board and director of Affordable Access Initiatives at Microsoft, said: “Kalpak’s deep and broad experience in government and the private sector means that he deeply understands the opportunities and challenges faced by spectrum policy makers, regulators, and the industry around the world. 

“The wealth of experience Kalpak has to offer will enable the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance and its 50+ members to partner with governments on critical spectrum policy matters.” 

Gude said: “As the demand for wireless data grows yet the digital divide remains ever present and persistent, the need to find spectrum policy solutions continues to rise in urgency for regulators.

“In my role as president, I will endeavour to ensure that the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance will support regulators’ efforts for more robust and efficient use of spectrum.  We are passionate about innovative solutions to global issues and believe in utilising spectrum efficiently to address spectrum demands and ease the digital divide.”

Gude will lead the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s fifth annual Global Summit, which takes place May 9 to 11, 2017, in Cape Town, South Africa.