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CanWISP 2019: Spectrum scarcity means sharing


GATINEAU – One of the presentations at last week’s Canadian Association of Wireless Internet Service Providers was somewhat mind blowing, when you know how governments work (or don’t).Spectrum scarcity is a real fear in the U.S. with immense, and growing, wireless traffic, especially in areas of high population density. So, finding ways to maximize exploitation of underused spectrum band is a developing challenge and a case study concerning the Citizen’s Band Radio Service spectrum (no, not truckers’ CB Radio bands) presented by Jennifer McCarthy, vice-president, legal advocacy, at Federated Wireless, demonstrated the myriad issues.“Federated Wireless is a start-up founded in...