Shane Tews on Filling the Spectrum Pipeline

Transferring spectrum from old to new users have proven to be much speedier and easier than imagined by PCAST and similar plans of 10 – 15 years ago. Getting governments and government agencies to cooperate is the harder problem.

May 20, 2022 0

Eric Schmidt’s Spectrum Agenda

The US needs to create a system that keeps spectrum licenses in circulation, like dollars in the economy. Every technical system that uses spectrum today will be obsolete some day.

May 5, 2022 0

Building a Spectrum Pipeline

Evaluation of 20th century radio use cases against 21st century networking needs has to become an ongoing process until all of the spectrum allocations made by fiat are converted to more general uses.

April 22, 2022 0

Radio Amateur Hour

The January 17th letter from FAA via A4A to the White House, the Transportation Secretary, the FCC, and itself exposes aviation’s cluelessness

January 18, 2022 0

Show Your Cards, FAA

Instead of playing this game of media leak-a-thon with secret studies and mystical data, the time has come for the FAA to come clean and show its cards.

December 21, 2021 0

Resolving Spectrum Disputes

Radio risk assessment is a complex, multivariate problem, precisely the kind of thing that territorial political players don’t do well.

December 2, 2021 0

FAA Embarrasses Itself

The proper role of FAA in this and any similar controversy is to conduct its own measurements and share them with the responsible parties. It should share its findings on altimeter vulnerabilities and leave the modeling in 5G emissions to the experts.

November 12, 2021 0

How We Share Spectrum

Cocktail Party

Barring the advent of some new technology that allows you and your neighbors to use the same band at the same time with absolutely no interference, this is all there is. We will have have such a technology someday, but we quite have it yet.  

January 11, 2021 0

Winning the 5G Prize

While the US is in a comfortable international position with 5G at the moment, we could run into problems down the road.

June 24, 2020 0

Resolving the 6 GHz Conundrum

I’m proposing that the FCC releases 480 MHz of bandwidth in the 6 GHz band for a pilot project. The terms of the pilot are as specified, three high speed, indivisible 160 MHz channels supported by ongoing work on inter-access point coordination.

March 6, 2020 0