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An Unlicensed Spectrum?

Spectrum battles and expensive auctions have always been a source of contention in our country. Recently, a new technology platform unveiled by TCM Mobile in Syracuse, New York could change the way we look at things. The patented technology uses free unlicensed spectrum to provide high-quality cellular phone service using voice over internet protocol (VoIP). After years of testing, the company has achieved a breakthrough whereby it can use the unlicensed 2.4-GHz spectrum traditionally used for broadband wireless data services to deliver voice, data and location-based advertising within large area network environments.

This would allow companies to enter the cellular marketplace without purchasing a dedicated spectrum. The equipment, too, is modular and doesn’t cost much. New York city with its technology-friendly mind frame provided the perfect setting for testing of this technology. The company claims to have created a strong network architecture and has resolved issues involved with interference and roaming.