xG has been featured in an article that appeared in Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) entitled "Spectrum Coordination Seen as Essential to Defense Spectrum Transition."
The story discussed the importance of close coordination as the Defense Department proceeds with its plan to share radio spectrum with broadcasters in the 2GHz band.
On Nov. 25 the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) endorsed a proposal that would permit Defense officials to relocate key fixed and mobile operations away from the 1755-1780 MHz band and into the 2025-2110 MHz band.
Broadcasters and some cable operators currently use the 2025-2110 MHz band for broadcast auxiliary services (BAS) to transmit live video content from breaking news scenes, among other uses. Therein lies the potential for interference conflicts.
According to xG Executive Chairman George Schmitt, who was quoted in the article, meeting the challenge of sharing spectrum in that frequency will be facilitated by interference avoidance technologies.
To mitigate frequency conflicts, "they are almost going to have to have some cognitive system that knows what the other one is doing,’’ he said. ‘‘The most likely outcome will be some kind of database like what has been proposed for TV white spaces.’’
The full article can be read at this link:
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