The beginning of spectrum engineering is modelling – establishing what the spectrum under scrutiny can be made to do without affecting the users of frequency blocks of either side. Modelling establishes the parameters of what the spectrum is capable of supporting. Spectrum engineering involves the process of defining a method or series of methods for resolving potential conflicts that may arise when implementing the spectrum policy determined by a telecommunications authority.
Spectrum engineering means working with those using adjacent blocks and also with hardware companies. All radio equipment, clearly, needs to be compatible with the frequencies it is to use and needs to be capable of carrying out its purpose, so it is vital that there is good liaison between the sponsors of a new network and the manufacturers. In its two decades of business, Spectrum Center has been an effective conduit between network operators and hardware companies; the company has a track record in advising both sides and helping them reach mutually beneficial solutions.
Furthermore, the company’s expertise extends beyond this to an international remit. Radio signals from one sovereign state have the power to affect systems in other countries (and vice-versa) so it is vital there is liaison and coordination – not least with all the relevant spectrum regulators – if every user of spectrum is to get good service.
Spectrum engineering, then, encompasses all the practical elements of making a block of frequencies do a job without affecting neighboring users. Getting that job done on time and on budget – and to the satisfaction of all affected parties – is Spectrum Center’s core competence.