Spectrum regulatory authorities to validate real spectrum usage with LS telcom’s SpectrumMap


LS telcom has announced that organizations now have the possibility to validate real world radio coverage for an area of interest with their new solution SpectrumMap.

As a cloud based big data system SpectrumMap gathers real spectrum usage data from a monitoring network and presents the data on a map in a fast, user-friendly way.

The system collects and stores spectrum data from many monitoring sources, such as fixed sites, temporary sites, mobile, handheld and portable devices. The equipment can be from different providers and manufacturers.

The easy to use interface allows even staff, not qualified as engineers such as policy makers, band planners, licensing teams, as well as skilled engineering teams, and enforcement to use a range of analytical tools via web apps. Measured and calculated spectrum coverage data can be visualized in many ways such as by band, channel or service type.

Key applications, which are available as web apps, include:

Field strength of single frequencies to bands, all user selectable
Coverage analysis of user selectable bands

Band occupancy
Spectrum use
Electromagnetic radiation hazard analysis
Dynamic band analysis where the display steps through user selectable frequency steps

In contrast to conventional control units of monitoring systems, SpectrumMap focuses on presenting the data in a geographical area rather than needing to identify monitoring sites and individually calculate coverage of each site.

Manfred Lebherz, CEO of LS telcom explained, “With SpectrumMap regulators can now for the first time base their licensing scheme on real world measured spectrum usage not just prediction. This is especially useful in urban areas, where spectrum is very densely used. We are sure that SpectrumMap will be indispensable for regulators with the introduction of 5G services, the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and connected objects.”