Article: Open Spectrum: The New Wireless Paradigm

Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Open Spectrum: The New Wireless Paradigm

Almost everything you think you know about spectrum is wrong.

For nearly a century, radio frequency spectrum has been treated as a scarce resource that the government must parcel out through exclusive licenses. Spectrum licensing brought us radio, television, cellular telephones and vital public safety services.

Along the way, the licensing model became an unquestioned paradigm, pervading our views. We simply can’t imagine doing anything else.

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