xG Techology: Spectrum Sharing Becoming More Prevalent in U.S., Europe

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Europe is making a push for increased spectrum sharing—a move that has won the attention of xG Technology.

In recent months, many U.S. government agencies and regulators—including the FCC—have endorsed spectrum sharing among companies in the wireless industry. Now, the same kinds of endorsements are being made throughout Europe. The European Commission is moving toward enabling spectrum sharing, and has even suggested that new regulatory approaches be taken not only with new spectrum holders, but even with current licensees. These developments have attracted the attention, and the affirmation, of xG Technology, an innovative wireless company best known for its cognitive xMax radio.

xG Technology has responded to the news from Europe with a statement to the press. “We are very encouraged to see that spectrum sharing is not just gaining endorsements from U.S. regulators and experts, but has now won the endorsement of the European Commission as well,” says xG Technology’s Director and CEO of MB Technology Holdings (the parent company of xG), George Schmitt. “As the Commission notes, ‘sharing spectrum will lead to greater mobile network capacity,’ which is in agreement with the same conclusion reached by the FCC and the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology’s recent report on spectrum sharing. However, the European Commission’s vision is even more encompassing since all spectrum is included in the sharing proposal.”

Schmitt continues with his support for the European Commission’s decision. “xG Technology also supports the commission’s push for more unlicensed spectrum, which by definition is a shared spectrum resource,” he says. “This, coupled with its recommendation that innovators be allowed to share mobile carriers licensed spectrum, demonstrates the forward-looking and insightful policy perspective needed to address the looming global spectrum crisis.”

Continues Schmitt, “As one of the innovators the Commission is contemplating in its recommendation, xG Technology is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this initiative since our xMax cognitive radio technology was designed from the ground up to operate and thrive in shared spectrum bands. Using a combination of Dynamic Spectrum Access and advanced MIMO-based Interference Mitigation technology, xMax can deliver robust mobile broadband connectivity using crowded frequencies and noisy spectrum bands that would cause other radio systems to fail to operate.”

Concluding his remarks, Schmitt says, “xG looks forward to these recommendations being rapidly adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, and the opportunity to demonstrate that xMax can deliver on the promise of significantly higher bandwidth from shared spectrum bands.”

xG Technology is one of the world’s leading developers of wireless communication systems.


xG Technology is one of the world’s premier developers of innovative wireless communication technologies. The company’s patented intellectual property portfolio includes a wide array of applications, including smart wireless networks that can help address the looming global spectrum shortage. xG Technology is the firm behind xMax, the first carrier-class cognitive (i.e. smart) radio network. xMax’s standards-based IP architecture reduces network deployment, management and operational expenses while also simplifying the delivery of fixed and mobile services. Based in the United States, xG has over 60 U.S. and more than 140 international patents and pending patent applications. For more information, please visit http://www.xgtechnology.com.

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