Article: Open Spectrum Technology

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Open Spectrum Technology

The explosion of wireless applications in recent years has resulted in concern that the radio frequency (RF) spectrum is not broad enough to support future demands. “Open spectrum” is an emerging technology that could alleviate this concern and fundamentally change the way we think about the airwaves.

Open spectrum technology has the potential to revolutionize wireless communications and make it more attractive for your customers to sever the hardwire connection to their wired infrastructure. You need to aware of this technology and its potential value for your customers.

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Article: Open Spectrum: The New Wireless Paradigm

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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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Article: Open Spectrum

Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Open Spectrum

For nearly a century, radio frequency spectrum has been treated as a scarce resource that the government must parcel out through exclusive licenses. Licensing may have been the only approach in the 1920s, but it certainly isn’t in the first years of the 21st century. Today’s digital technologies are smart enough to distinguish between signals, allowing users to share the airwaves without exclusive licensing.

Instead of treating spectrum as a scarce physical resource, we could make it available to all as a commons, an approach known as “open spectrum.” By making more efficient use of the spectrum we have, the capacity constraints that limit current wireless voice and data services can effectively be removed.

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