TMCnews Featured Article
March 09, 2010
xG Technology Supports FCC Chairman Comments Surrounding Unlicensed Spectrum
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
xG Technology, Inc., a developer of smart radio technology designed to improve the utilization of the nation’s airwaves, has announced its complete and total support of the remarks made by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski (News - Alert) in reference to the importance of unlicensed spectrum.
Genachowski spoke recently at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. and noted that more spectrum would be needed to accommodate the exploding mobile data demand. He also reiterated the importance of unlicensed spectrum, highlighting that it would play a key role in stimulating innovation.
According to company officials, mobile VoIP and broadband technology from xG’s xMax, represents the needed innovation. The xMax solution recently received an INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine 2009 Product of the Year Award.
A product of xG Technology’s (News - Alert) extensive R&D activity, xMax is a $100 million international effort that involves companies in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company’s impressive patent portfolio includes more than 50 U.S. and more than 100 international patents and pending patent applications and has been developed with the goal of bringing lower-cost communications to consumers.
“Unlicensed spectrum is a wellspring for innovation and private sector investment,” said Chris Whiteley (News - Alert), director of Business Development for xG Technology. “We are encouraged by Chairman Genachowski’s acknowledgement of the important role that unlicensed spectrum plays in spurring such investment and fostering competition.”
xMax delivers significant value in the market as it can be deployed at significantly lower cost than existing wireless technologies. This opens the door to new competition, enhanced service options and lower prices for consumers.
The company displayed these cost savings in a white paper which notes xMax can provide a significantly higher level of profitability than WiMAX (News - Alert) for network operators.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi