Spectrum Acquisition
& Channel Planning

One of the most complex requirements for a successful communications system is the acquisition of licensed spectrum for broadcasting, land mobile radio, cellular, satellite, and other technologies. This can be accomplished either via traditional licensing allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or purchasing from the secondary spectrum market.

Licensing the system requires determining how many channels are needed and where they will be used. Our team defines spectrum requirements, designs a channel plan, and determines the best approach to acquire the spectrum needed for a successful communications system deployment.

Services we can provide include:

  • Prepare propagation prediction modeling, data prediction models, and reliability plans
  • Work with the FCC and frequency coordinators to determine available spectrum
  • Conduct channel planning with available spectrum, including maximizing number of remote sites to each master based on overall throughput capabilities
  • Prepare engineering studies to prove FCC coordination is acceptable
  • Work with the FCC to obtain Canadian approval of A-line coordination near the border
  • Facilitate the purchase of any required spectrum from secondary frequency brokers, including partitioning asset purchase agreements and FCC regulatory services
  • Provide FCC licensing services support, including detailed construction buildout contour plots

Our Spectrum Acquisition
& Channel Planning Experts

Tom Asp

Consultant in Utility Automation and Communications

Eric Wirth

Manager of SCADA & Communications

Jim Weikert

Vice President of Utility
Automation & Communications

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