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TELUS and ThinkRF partner to develop national spectrum monitoring network

22 December 2021

Communications technology company TELUS and ThinkRF Corp., a provider of software-defined spectrum analysis, have announced a partnership to co-develop a spectrum monitoring system (Spectrum eXperience Management, “SXM”) that will feed TELUS continuous insights about competitive mobile infrastructure deployments and deliver its world-leading network connectivity to Canadians.

ThinkRF's patent-pending SXM solution uses a network of powerful, cloud-connected radio frequency (RF) sensors to characterize, optimize and protect RF spectrum assets such as 5G networks. SXM combines thinkRF’s RF spectrum analysis technology together with advanced analytics in a configurable cloud-based subscription service. SXM Release 1.0 continuously and autonomously characterizes all 4G and 5G network deployments in a region and provides operators with valuable competitive insights. Now, operators like TELUS can track competitive occupancy, coverage, spectrum sharing and technology changes over time.

Source: thinkRF Corp.Source: thinkRF Corp.

The RF spectrum is a public resource of tremendous value to society. In Canada, leading mobile operators have spent tens of billions of dollars to acquire spectrum license rights. In the U.S., operators have spent close to half a trillion dollars, and worldwide this figure exceeds a trillion dollars. In addition, trillions of dollars of future investments and the safety of millions of people rely on the efficient, reliable use of those spectrum assets. Through measurement, monitoring and protection of spectrum assets, ThinkRF’s SXM system enables owners, users and the public to receive maximum benefit of this critical resource.

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