The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has developed a new tool it designed to help meet demand for spectrum from industry and government agencies and potential future sharing scenarios.
NTIA Chief of STaff Glenn Reynolds and Office of Spectrum Management Deputy Associate Administrator Peter Tenhula wrote in a blog post published Nov. 17 the agency’s Quantitative Assessments of Spectrum Usage report details current efforts in the evaluation of federal spectrum bands.
The report provides results of initial analyses for spectrum in the 1300-1390 megahertz, 1675-1695 MHz, 2700-2900 MHz, 2900-3100 MHz and 3100-3550 MHz bands and evaluates potential opportunities for further study.
“We are very excited about the new internal software tool NTIA developed to help perform the analysis in the report that greatly improves our ability to understand spectrum utilization associated with federal frequency assignments,” the post noted.
A multi-agency effort looks to evaluate the feasibility of changes to the Federal Aviation Administration‘s radars that operate in the 1300-1500 MHz sub-band and its relocation another band.
NTIA also looks to establish a framework on how to incorporate quantitative assessment processes into regular reviews of agency frequency assignments, the post added.