In his blog post appearing in the New York Times' BITS section, columnist Brian Chen interviewed Martin Cooper, father of the cellphone, to discuss the recent report issued by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Their interview focused on the implementation of technology solutions to effect the spectrum sharing recommendations advocated in the report. Dr. Cooper emphasized that people's desire for mobility has led to the increased need for capacity, and that the only way to solve the challenge is by new technology. He referred to several technologies which, when combined, could dramatically increase spectrum efficiency and capacity. Specifically he mentioned cognitive radio, dynamic spectrum access, and smart antennas. These are all central parts of the xG Technology solution.
The xG approach combines innovative dynamic spectrum access attributes with sophisticated interference mitigation capabilities that include MIMO smart antenna attributes. Employed in concert, these capabilities help squeeze additional usable spectrum out of airwaves once considered unusable for advanced mobile communications.
Dr. Cooper underscored the fact that the technology that we already know about can serve as the short-term solution to the spectrum issue. Since clearing and reallocating spectrum can be extremely expensive in terms of time and cost, promoting alternative solutions such as efficiencies through technology are very attractive indeed.
xG Technology, Inc.