SDR Forum Report Makes Technology Recommendations for the 700 MHz Spectrum

January 2008
Portable Design;Jan2008, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p11
The article reports that the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum has issued a report identifying how SDR and cognitive radio technology can facilitate a nationwide interoperable broadband network that conforms to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations in the U.S. The 21-page report cites the upcoming auction and licensing of the 700 Megahertz (MHz) spectrum as a unique opportunity to fulfill the growing demand for spectrum resources for commercial and public safety broadband applications. It also notes that the FCC has adopted the strictest ever build-out rules for wireless services and established rules to govern the partnership between commercial and public safety. It also recognizes the challenges that implementing the proposed network presents.


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