In a response filed with the U.S. Federal Communications
Commission, Federated Wireless presents rationales and supporting public
data to support the removal of the zones, illustrating that the CBSDs
that will use the 3.5 GHz band for consumer devices are resilient and
therefore don’t require the protection of an exclusion zone.
Federated Wireless, which develops technologies with the aim of
maximizing the utilization of spectrum resources, today announces that
it filed a response to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) in the Matter of Amendment
of the Commission’s Rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the
3550-3650 MHz Band (Docket 12-354). In its response, Federated Wireless
applauded the Commission for adopting a three-tier spectrum sharing
network and provided recommendations concerning the elimination of
geographic exclusion zones, which is expected to allow the entire U.S.
population access to this important resource.
In its filing, Federated Wireless recommended the elimination of the
FCC’s proposed exclusion zones as not required to protect secondary
systems and indicated that the company will provide in future filings
results of testing that demonstrate the feasibility of its proposed
approach. The future data and analysis to be provided by Federated
Wireless will illustrate that dynamic spectrum access, when implemented
with both sensing and Spectrum Access System (SAS) management, protects
incumbent federal radio systems.
Federated Wireless’ recommendations are presented to persuade the FCC to
open up the 3550 MHz band to all Americans, and allow Citizens Broadband
Radio Service Devices (CBSDs) to operate to the U.S. shoreline, except
when SAS dynamically determines operations would interfere with
incumbent federal radio systems. The analysis also showed that these
same methods can be used to enable efficient spectrum sharing between
PAL and GAA radio systems.
“Federated Wireless data will show that we have the ability to make a
great leap forward in reducing, if not eliminating, the size of the
exclusion zones, magnifying the economic value of spectrum sharing,”
said John Serafini, General Manager of Federated Wireless. Serafini is
also Vice President at Allied Minds (LSE: ALM), the parent company of
Federated Wireless has been an active participant in the rulemaking
process managed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, which has
designated two frequency bands as “Fast Track” spectrum for commercial
use. In previous responses, Boston-based Federated Wireless provided
proposals for a three-step licensing model and system architecture,
incorporating large parts of the Revised Framework as proposed by the
FCC. A member of the Wireless Innovation Forum, the company is building
a proprietary SAS that leverages advanced cognitive radio techniques to
provide secure, dynamic and efficient sharing of spectrum resources.
“We commend the FCC for its decision to adopt a three-tier framework for
spectrum sharing. We would encourage the agency to move rapidly to
complete this process by issuing the Report and Order to allow U.S.
citizens to capitalize on the economic gains predicted by the PCAST
report by virtue of opening up additional spectrum for commercial
wireless use,” Serafini said. “With strong principles for efficient
shared spectrum management having now been established, the remaining
technical specifications and procedures can now be finalized by
stakeholders in both government and industry.”
In addition to Serafini, Federated Wireless is led by Dr. Jeffrey H.
Reed, Dr. Charles Clancy, Dr. Robert McGwier and Dr. Joe Mitola.
Federated Wireless’s response to the FCC, as well as more information
about the company and its technology, can be found on its website, www.federatedwireless.com.
About Federated Wireless
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless was formed around groundbreaking
technologies originating from Virginia Tech and backed by investors,
Allied Minds. The company addresses the changing needs of wireless
communications from a unique perspective of supply, demand and the
appropriateness of solutions for various problems, combining world-class
expertise in cognitive radio with advanced analytics to enhance the
performance of mobile broadband networks, improving capacity through
higher spectrum utilization and optimizing the flow of data. More
information can be found at www.federatedwireless.com.
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds (LSE: ALM) is a dedicated innovation and technology company
that deploys capital to form, fund, manage and build products and
businesses based on innovative technologies developed at leading U.S.
universities and federal research institutions. For more information,
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Source: Federated Wireless