Cognitive radio, which placed at number 2 on the list, was described as a solution to the problem of crowded airwaves. The article noted that cognitive radio devices can automatically jump back and forth between frequencies in a fraction of a second to find open spectrum.
xG Technology was singled out for having already set up a demo network in Fort Lauderdale, FL using cognitive radio for mobile broadband and VoIP links. (Note: The article did not mention that xG's xMax has also been field-proven in deployments with the U.S. Army and with independent telcos. The latter resulted in orders from rural providers of $3.28 million and $4.11 million announced in 2012.)
The article also mentioned the FCC's pending rule change announced in September that will pave the way for spectrum-sharing technologies such as cognitive radio to use previously restricted frequencies.
xG Technology, Inc.