Radio Spectrum Management

Radio Spectrum ManagementRadiocommunications technology has come a long way since Marconi made the first transatlantic call in 1901.  Marconi's long-wave transmitter required an antenna 150 metres in length and could only transmit Morse code.  Nowadays, it is possible to integrate microwave radio communications equipment into consumer electronics devices that are capable of streaming video.

Modern radio communications systems can be very complex, using advanced frequency generation technologies, sophisticated modulation and error correction schemes and powerful radio link and media access protocols.  Well designed products hide this complexity, making modern wireless devices easy to use.  But in the end, the performance and utility of wireless communications devices is heavily dependent on the radio spectrum used.

In order to select the optimum radio spectrum for your application, it will be necessary to balance a number of drivers including performance requirements, the availability of technology and the availability of spectrum.  It will also be important to remember that not all spectrum was created equal - propagation characteristics, information carrying capacity and radio interference levels vary with frequency.

Whether you have a requirement to understand how to build a radiocommunications device into your product, to understand the spectrum access rules that apply to your product or whether you have an operational requirement to secure access to radio spectrum resources, please get in touch.