Introduction of New Wireless Services and Capabilities
AirNet Communications Corporation (Nasdaq:ANCC), an industry leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, released last week the company's response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Notice of Inquiry into Software Defined Radios.
SDR technology allows wireless equipment to be upgraded through software rather than hardware changes, allowing the evolution to new technologies, and enabling communication between users in different frequency bands.
AirNet has developed and deployed the world's only commercial broadband, software-defined radio base stations, making the company's expertise vital to the FCC's inquiry into the new technology. AirNet customers have been deploying SDR-based infrastructure since 1997.
The company's remarks were submitted in response to a general request for comments issued by the FCC March 21, 2000. AirNet's commercially available technology affirms the FCC's belief that SDRs can lower costs, can operate multiple wireless standards at the same time, and can vastly improve the efficiency of spectrum usage at a time when the demand for wireless services is rapidly increasing.
"SDR is not a distant dream," said Lee Hamilton, president and CEO of AirNet. "AirNet is using this technology today in its base station products. The growing demand for our products demonstrates that SDR based products are the only cost-effective, future-proof solution in a world where standards are changing rapidly to provide new services such as the wireless Internet."
AirNet Communications Corporation's award winning wireless base station products, based on over 60 patents either issued or filed, provide a cost effective, future proof solution for wireless operators as they deploy and expand their networks. AirNet's patented broadband, software-defined AdaptaCell base station provides a high capacity base station with a software upgrade path to the wireless Internet.
The AdaptaCell's patented technology means no more time consuming and expensive hardware upgrades - the wireless Internet is only a software upgrade away. And, with software control, AirNet lets service providers support multiple protocols simultaneously avoiding costly overlays. The AirSite® Backhaul Free Base Station's award winning architecture eliminates the need for a physical backhaul link, thus reducing operating costs. AirNet base station products won the prestigious GSM World Award for technical innovation for AdaptaCell's software upgrade to the wireless Internet and for AirSite's revolutionary wireless backhaul capability. AirNet is a wireless base station technology leader. AirNet can be contacted in the US at 321/984-1990 or visit us at www.airnetcom.com.
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