Comsearch, an Andrew company, has introduced a spectrum sharing software
product that will help current and future operators during and after
bidding in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction for
advanced wireless services (AWS) radio spectrum.
iQ.clearXG(TM) is a spectrum sharing and interference analysis software
tool for helping plan the rollout of new AWS in the 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz
spectrum now shared by more than 6,000 incumbent microwave systems.
iQ.clearXG offers fast and accurate analyses of incumbent interference
both to and from AWS systems and recommends AWS operating frequencies
that require the fewest incumbent relocations.
iQ.clearXG is part of Comsearch's AWS Solutions Portfolio, a set of
tools and services that help 1.7 GHz and 2.1 GHz auction participants
formulate sound spectrum bidding strategies, perform detailed spectrum
sharing and relocation analyses, and develop plans to accelerate
deployment and minimize interference to incumbents. Also available as
part of this portfolio are: AuctionPlanner(TM), a data product
containing essential bidding information; Sharing Analyses, detailed
interference studies to facilitate deployment; Relocation Planning,
engineering analysis and project planning services; and Field Support,
comprehensive services that include site verification, system audit, and
Comsearch will lead a panel discussion Thursday, April 6, at CTIA
WIRELESS 2006 in Las Vegas to discuss the complex spectrum coexistence
and relocation issues surrounding the June AWS auction. The session is
open to all attendees from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room N110 at the
Las Vegas Convention Center.
"iQ.clearXG can save an AWS operator significant relocation expenses and
streamline deployment by accurately predicting which incumbent systems
can remain in operation without having to be relocated, as well as
prioritizing those systems that must be moved," said Chris Hardy, vice
president and general manager, Comsearch. "This tool helps to reduce the
complexities of building networks and developing new 3G services in a
shared spectrum environment."
Spectrum sharing between new AWS systems and incumbent fixed and mobile
systems in the 1710-1755 MHz and 2110-2155 MHz bands will be critical to
rapid deployments of new advanced wireless services. For the FCC's
planned June auction, iQ.clearXG provides operators with benefits that
-- Calculating predicted interference levels with existing systems to
enable spectrum sharing
-- Enabling users to modify AWS design parameters to avoid interference
with existing systems. This enables AWS operators to prioritize site
deployment to enable rollout of services prior to completing relocation
of existing facilities
-- Facilitating FCC requirements to coordinate the technical parameters
of the new AWS system with incumbent users of this spectrum
-- Identifying systems that need to be relocated and providing contact
information of existing operators
iQ.clearXG was developed by Comsearch's team of experts in shared
spectrum interference analysis to support those who plan, analyze, and
design wireless systems. It is a proven solution, having been built upon
Comsearch's iQ.clear(TM) platform that was used successfully by
operators in the 1990s to plan new PCS networks.
an Andrew Corporation company, has more than a quarter century of
experience providing spectrum management and software and data solutions
to the wireless markets. Solutions focus on key areas of spectrum
management including strategic consultation, wireless engineering,
frequency planning and administration, and monitoring and interference
measurements. Its experienced engineers, software products, and
information databases have addressed the specific challenges of network
design and spectrum management for the evolving wireless industry.
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
iQ.clear and iQ.clearXG are trademarks of Andrew Corporation.
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