Report Sees Growth Of Dynamic Spectrum Access

Oct. 9, 2007
Dynamic Spectrum Access is a radio technology that will find increasing use with growing demands on radio spectrum. The novel communications approach is based on efficient sharing of spectrum in a departure from traditional fixed radio allocations. ...

Dynamic Spectrum Access is a radio technology that will find increasing use with growing demands on radio spectrum. The novel communications approach is based on efficient sharing of spectrum in a departure from traditional fixed radio allocations. The technology relies heavily on the use of software-defined-radio (SDR) equipment to dynamically adapt to changing spectral use depending upon demand. According to a recent report from ABI Research, "Software Radio and Dynamic Spectrum Access," market growth potential for dynamic spectrum access technology is tremendous through 2014, with healthy opportunities for developers of SDRs and cognitive radios. According to Ian Cox, ABI Research Analyst, "Regulators, over the years, have boxed themselves into a corner by allocating spectrum exclusively for individual applications. This can now begin to change as software radio emerges and spectrum sharing becomes feasible." The study forecasts market potential through 2014, including base transceiver station (BTS) installations and BTS capital expenditures.

ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com)

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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