[amsat-bb] Industry Covets Amateur Radio THz Allocations

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Oct 29 00:29:25 PST 2007

An EE Times article reports that industry interests are casting covetous eyes
on the Amateur Radio Terra Hertz (THz) allocations.

The article "Ultrawideband under the gun" in EE Times says on page 2: 
A presentation from AT&T Labs called on the group to raise its voice against
spectrum allocation plans in Europe that could shut Wi-Fi out of the 275 GHz to
1 THz bands.

"The best terahertz spectrum is being carved up among science, satellite and
amateur radio interests. The give-away of this precious spectrum is unexpected,
capricious and irreconcilable with the evolution of future broadband wireless
networks," David Britz of AT&T said in his presentation. 

David Britz Powerpoint slides which make numerous references to Amateur Radio's
use of Terahertz frequencies can be downloaded from 


Report with further links at 

73 Trevor M5AKA
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