Monday, August 24, 2009
RadioResource's Mission Critical Communications August issue showcased a Spectrum Alternatives piece derived from Spectrum Bridge's “Part 90 Spectrum Scarcity” white paper. The article discusses how public safety entities may use frequencies commonly thought of as off-limits for certain applications.
In an example, Tillamook, Oregon had to obtain dedicated frequencies for their primary responders; they found exactly what they were looking for not in Part 90 spectrum, but in Part 22 and Part 24 channels.
The article takes up almost four pages in the printed version of the magazine, and is a great example of how the industry is utilizing Spectrum Bridge’s expertise to educate wireless audiences.
To view the online, digital version of the magazine, click here; see page 34 for the "Spectrum Alternatives" article.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
This week we announced several significant second quarter milestones, including over $8 million in secondary spectrum market transactions and related services on SpecEx.com. SpecEx has amassed a growing inventory including somewhere around three billion MHz pops, or nearly 5% the total available market in spectrum coverage. This represents over 2,200 call signs and scores of spectrum holders, making it the single largest, non-carrier aggregator of spectrum nationwide.
Launches of additional member services and resources, including the SpecEx Spectrum Index®, spectrum valuations, as well as partnering and networking services through a growing ecosystem have also made it the largest online community of spectrum professionals.
Recent testimonials include:
SpecEx.com member Jerry Wilke, president of the Rural Telecommunications Group said “Spectrum Bridge simplified the process of finding the right spectrum to expand my clients’ and RTG members’ wireless networks. I was able to quickly search through hundreds of millions of dollars worth of available spectrum and find exactly what my clients needed. People have been talking about the need for an online spectrum marketplace for years. Spectrum Bridge has delivered a powerful solution that works.”
“SpecEx is the go-to place for spectrum,” said Bob Metcalf, senior director of technology management at MidAmerican Energy. “In addition to their online tools, they have a knowledgeable team of professionals who deliver a high degree of service and expertise. This is precisely the kind of solution busy utility operations like ours need to help advance important initiatives for efficient service delivery.”
Visit SpecEx.com to see our latest upgrades.