xG Technology, Inc. applauds the announcement made recently by the Senator from the state of Florida, Marco Rubio, in which he outlined that he would be seeking increased access to spectrum through his proposed Wireless Innovation Act.
The spectrum crisis is the most serious issue facing the wireless industry today, and it will only become more pronounced with the increased proliferation of smart wireless devices. As a Florida-based technology company that has been at the forefront in the design, development and deployment of communications solutions that improve the efficiency of spectrum, xG is acutely aware of the need for strong political leadership that outlines realizable solutions to the problem.
This is exactly what Senator Rubio has done. His call to reallocate 200MHz of government spectrum represents a bold challenge to the way government has traditionally handled its spectrum assets.
In order to solve the spectrum crisis, a multi-pronged focus on improving the way it is used is required. Delivering the new network capacity we need to solve the problem can be attained by a combination of enlightened policies and the application of new technological approaches. xG Technology's xMax cognitive radio solution is one such new approach; xMax enables the sharing of spectrum assets and can exploit unlicensed spectrum – concepts that Senator Rubio has recommended as forward-thinking aspects of the spectrum discussion.
Another key xG innovation relates to a critical point outlined by Senator Rubio – the need to solve the problem of harmful interference. xG's advanced interference mitigation technology has been successfully tested by the U.S. Army and improves the reliability and performance of wireless communications. This allows even more broadband capacity to be brought online.
Commenting on the announcement, John Coleman, CEO of xG Technology, said the following: "As a made-in-Florida high-tech success story, xG Technology is proof of the virtues of starting and growing a cutting-edge company in our state. Just as our company has challenged the status quo in wireless technology, we are proud to support Senator Rubio’s efforts to take on the status quo in the federal government’s wireless policy."