Mobile Future

Spectrum Sharing: The Promise and The Reality

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Wireless network expert Peter Rysavy examines both the short-term potential from developing, testing and implementing spectrum sharing technologies and the longer-term technical, policy, market and operational issues concerning spectrum sharing.

The report identifies three significant factors that are fuelling the concept of spectrum sharing including the immediate need to provide additional spectrum to wireless broadband providers struggling to meet exploding consumer demand; the underutilization of spectrum assigned to U.S. government agencies; and the progress being made in dynamic spectrum access through geolocation databases and cognitive radio.