References & Resources

4G Americas: Spectrum Sharing Approaches, Fundamentals, Techniques, & Challenges

Spectrum is the fuel powering today’s mobile broadband revolution. The role of wireless communications is becoming increasingly important in providing ubiquitous broadband coverage and capacity. Securing additional spectrum has been difficult, partly because spectrum usable by today’s mobile broadband technologies is currently designated for a variety of other uses. This white paper details the benefits of innovation in regulatory policy and its ability to provide a potentially helpful tool for the shortfall of available spectrum resources.

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FCC: Amendment of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550- 3650 MHz Band

With this Report and Order (Report and Order or R&O), we adopt rules for commercial use of 150 megahertz in the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band), and in so doing open a new chapter in the history of the administration of one of our nation’s most precious resources—the electromagnetic radio spectrum.

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FCC: 600 MHz Auction Dashboard

Carriers are expected to spend between $40 - $82B in spectrum auctions this year. Click the link below to view the current incentive auction status. 

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FCC Fact Sheet: Spectrum Frontiers Rules Identify, Open Up Vast Amounts of New High-Band Spectrum for Next Generation (5G) Wireless Broadband

The FCC adopted rules to identify and open up the high frequency airwaves known as millimeter wave spectrum. Building on a tried-and-true approach to spectrum policy that enabled the explosion of 4G (LTE), the rules set in motion the United States’ rapid advancement to next-generation 5G networks and technologies.

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OFCOM: A Framework for Spectrum Sharing

New sharing opportunities will result in benefits for citizens and consumers from better and potentially new wireless services. This document sets out the framework we will apply to future spectrum authorization decisions to assess spectrum sharing opportunities. It follows a consultation which we published in July 2015. The framework reflects the need to consider carefully the circumstances of each potential opportunity, covering its costs and benefits.

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5G: Advancing the World of Connectivity

Although not expected to be standardized until 2018, 5G is clearly transitioning from an industry vision to a tangible, next-generation mobile technology. In fact, some network operators have already announced 5G trials and prestandard deployments of 5G technology.

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About Spectrum Effect
Spectrum Effect’s revolutionary solution, Spectrum-NET, helps operators make the most of their valuable spectrum assets by rapidly identifying, locating and mitigating sources of RF interference and optimizing networks for future sharing opportunities.

Spectrum Effect has developed the key technology building blocks needed to rapidly maximize and monetize limited spectrum resources on today’s networks.
Spectrum Effect Product Solutions, Identify & Mitigate External Interference
As data demand steadily escalates, Spectrum-NET provides operators with the deep network visibility needed to protect their sizable investment in licensed spectrum and ensure ongoing service quality.
Spectrum Effect’s breakthrough, Spectrum-NET, addresses this dilemma by enabling mobile operators of shared spectrum networks to rapidly identify, characterize, and locate sources of external interference during normal network operation with no downtime.
Spectrum Effect’s Spectrum-NET solution has the advanced technology needed to provide a clear picture of complex, overcrowded 5G networks.
Spectrum Analytics at Mobile World Congress
As spectrum sharing solutions such as LTE-U, CBRS, and LSA are deployed, the external interference will dramatically increase by design making Spectrum-NET’s external interference management capabilities an even more critical asset for operators.