Regulators and Policy Makers understand the positive economic benefits created through greater broadband internet access and have spent much of their recent efforts on developing and implementing National Broadband Plans and Spectrum Policies to support this. They are challenged with devising an approach that effectively allocates and utilizes limited resources such as radio spectrum, encourages internet adoption, improves broadband coverage especially in underserved regions, and successfully promotes private-sector infrastructure investment. In devising effective plans, each Country needs to consider the unique political, developmental, market, and geographical circumstances that will influence how it sets and meets its objectives.
Tremendous growth in demand from mobile devices has had a great effect on some wireless services such as cellular, fixed wireless access and satellite, but, being a finite resource, spectrum is also required for other critical wireless services such as military, public safety, or broadcasting. When developing or executing a spectrum strategy, Regulators can immensely benefit from the expertise of an experienced advisor who can analyze and quantify the current and forecasted spectrum usage and demand in their jurisdiction to formulate effective plans of action in achieving National and International objectives.
STUDY OF FUTURE DEMAND FOR RADIO SPECTRUM 2011-2015
Objectives & Approach: Red Mobile was retained by a Federal Regulatory Agency to conduct a comprehensive analysis of spectrum demand, in which the factors affecting demand, and overall comparisons to spectrum supply were characterized and quantified for a five-year period (2011‐ 2015). As part of the 15 sectors covered, Red Mobile conducted a comprehensive an assessment for Cellular, Fixed-Wireless Access, Satellite, and Microwave Backhaul services.
Client Results: The Regulator has published the resulting 200-page study and it may be reviewed here.
Spectrum Acquisition for Olympic Preparedness
Objectives & Approach: Red Mobile was retained by a consortium of Public Service Agencies to address radio spectrum demands to ensure and enable First Responder services for a terrain challenging community hosting outdoor events at the Winter Olympics. Upon discovering the needs for Public Safety agencies, Red Mobile conducted an assessment of the geographical and interoperability challenges to evaluate and deliver a solution in time for the sporting events.
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Red Mobile Delivers the First Full-Fledged City-Wide 4.9 GHz Public Safety Network in Canada
Objectives & Approach: Red Mobile was tasked with investigating and delivering a mobile solution for a municipality’s government services. Upon discovering the needs of the city and an analysis of spectrum usage in the area, an action plan was formulated to create a wireless broadband network using spectrum obtained for the city in the 4.9 GHz band.
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