xG Technology Responds to Recent Spectrum Purchase Developments
SARASOTA, Fla., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — For wireless providers, spectrum is everything; it is the very thing that allows these companies to provide clients with services. As proof of just how vital spectrum space is to wireless companies, one needs to look no further than to Verizon’s recent acquisition of 20MHz of wireless spectrum. Spectrum deals now are typically in the billion dollar range, and this purchase was no exception coming in around $3.5 billion, which required the approval of the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission. In the midst of such large spectrum acquisitions, many within the wireless industry are concerned about a looming shortage in wireless spectrum that can be used for mobile broadband services, and even calling for more spectrum to be made available for commercial use. A recent article showcases ways in which these wireless companies are seeking to get the most out of the spectrum space currently available to them; the article has won the attention of xG Technology, a leading wireless technology firm.
xG Technology is best known for its unique, cognitive xMax technology, which the company says provides effective and economical methods for better managing and sharing spectrum resources. xG Technology has responded to the recent article with the following commentary.
“There are many ways that spectrum could be used more efficiently than it is today,” says Mike Johnson, xG Technology’s Director of Product Management, in the company’s press statement. “However spectrum sharing is the only one that holds the promise of orders of magnitude improvement in the carrying capacity of current networks.”
Johnson offers an assessment of how urgent the spectrum sharing situation has become. “As noted here, spectrum sharing (as facilitated by cognitive radio) ‘could multiply the effective capacity of spectrum by a factor of 1,000,’ according to experts on the Presidential Committee Advanced Science and Technology,” he says. “Given that Cisco projects that in five years mobile data demand will be 35 times what it is today, incremental spectrum solutions will not be adequate.”
Johnson continues with an endorsement for xG Technology’s flagship product. “xG Technology’s xMax system was designed from the ground up to operate in shared spectrum bands,” he remarks. “Its advanced Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) and patent-pending interference mitigation (IM) combine to offer a licensed (i.e. dedicated) spectrum experience using shared spectrum. This enables xMax to bring capacity from unlicensed spectrum in to the carrier’s networks, while also enabling them to utilize new shared spectrum bands coming online in the near future.”
The article itself makes 11 suggestions for companies seeking to better leverage its spectrum resources, ranging from carrier aggregation to spectrum sharing.
xG Technology is one of the world’s premier developers of innovative wireless communication technologies. The company’s patented intellectual property portfolio includes a wide array of applications, including smart wireless networks that can help address the pending global spectrum shortage. xG Technology is the firm behind xMax, the first carrier-class cognitive (i.e. smart) radio network. xMax’s standards-based IP architecture reduces network deployment, management and operational expenses while also simplifying the delivery of fixed and mobile services. Based in the United States, xG has over 60 U.S. and more than 140 international patents and pending patent applications. For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com.
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