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Automated frequency coordination at tipping point: DSA

Automated frequency coordination at tipping point: DSA

March 13, 2019

Automated spectrum management databases and algorithms are an important public policy tool for meeting surging demand for low-cost high speed wireless broadband connectivity, according to a new report from the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA).

The report argues that automated frequency coordination (AFC) is critical to allowing more efficient shared use of underutilized spectrum bands, while protecting incumbent services from interference.

The DSA, which includes members including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and Hong Kong’s Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), released the report yesterday at an event co-sponsored by the Congressional Spectrum Caucus in the US.

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