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Full Spectrum Makes Available Mobile Broadband Data System in Metropolitan Washington DC

By Anshu Shrivastava September 09, 2010

Full Spectrum has announced the availability of its private, mobile broadband data system in the metropolitan Washington DC area. 

The company said that capacity on the network is available to organizations who need fixed or mobile data on an exclusive or shared basis. Also, the company can supply frequencies for purchase with its equipment for mission critical entities that need complete network control, according to company officials.

Full Spectrum is a developer of advanced wireless equipment for mission critical organizations including utilities and public safety agencies. The company is working with utilities and public safety agencies throughout the world on the deployment of private mission critical mobile and fixed data networks, said Stewart Kantor, CEO at Full Spectrum.

Kantor said that the company has substantial interest from utilities for mission critical smart grid applications and the ability to transmit private mobile data to their crews in the field.

“Utilities need network access during emergencies and power outages when public wireless networks, such as AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, are overtaxed or unavailable,” Kantor said, adding that the public wireless networks are experiencing congestion because of increased smart phone use including real-time audio and video streaming.

The company’s FullMAX software defined radios are commercial radios that are capable of working in any frequency below 1 GHz. “Licensed low band frequencies are the best frequencies for private wide area mobile networks,” Kantor said.

Kantor said that a single base station is capable of covering up to 1,250 square miles versus approximately 12 square miles with other technologies. 

The company controls the 218-219 MHz band today in the Washington DC metropolitan area and has access to other frequencies from the secondary markets.

Earlier last month, Lockard & White collaborated with Full Spectrum to launch Smart Grid Wireless Connectivity Center, or SGWCC, at Lockard & White’s headquarters in Bryan / College Station Texas.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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