[amsat-bb] Re: Industry Covets Amateur Radio THz Allocations

Alan ve4yz at mts.net
Mon Oct 29 05:06:09 PST 2007

I'm surprised that commercial interests such as AT&T cited below by Trevor
are not anticipating more spectrum creep upwards and staking a claim on the
430 to 750 THz band.  Perhaps even going so far as applying for patents on
its use.

//sarcasm off

73, Alan VE4YZ

-----Original Message-----
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Trevor
Sent: October 29, 2007 3:29 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Industry Covets Amateur Radio THz Allocations

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
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. 

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