Rivada Networks’ Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage technology turns networks into markets. With demand for mobile data growing at nearly 50% a year, we face an urgent need to use wireless spectrum and networks more efficiently. Rivada’s technology answers that need.
Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage allocates LTE network resources to wholesale buyers of wireless bandwidth, while its Open Access Market allows bidders to buy that bandwidth a year out, a month out, or in real time in response to projected demand and market conditions. The Open Access Market, modeled on the successful and proven markets for electricity supply, radically lowers the barriers to entry into the wireless market by ensuring that supply and demand are matched every hour of the day, on every cell site on a network. This in turn makes possible a wide range of new business models to take advantage of that bandwidth.
The current market for mobile data is dominated by the carriers’ monthly per-device subscription charges. But these fail to capture the full diversity of potential uses for mobile data. Growth in mobile-data demand in the coming years will be dominated by machine-to-machine communications and Internet-of-things applications. Many of these new uses stand to benefit greatly from the ability to buy inexpensive capacity at times and places where networks are currently underutilized. Even traditional operators will be able to provide better, faster and more consistent service when they can buy capacity on an as-needed basis.
Rivada’s Open Access Market brings fairness, transparency and ease of access to anyone who wants to keep the world connected wirelessly. Rivada’s technology allows 4G bandwidth to be purchased a year ahead, a month ahead or in real time, offering unprecedented flexibility in how networks are used, managed and owned. To learn more about what Open Access means for the future of wireless, please see this paper by
Prof. Peter Cramton: www.openaccesswireless.com
Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Wireless spectrum is too valuable and too scarce not to be shared. But sharing doesn’t need to mean Wi-Fi-style anarchy. Rivada’s patented spectrum-sharing technology is called Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage. It allows any 4G network — or any part of that network, down to a single base station — to serve your customers for the duration of a lease. Those leases could last an hour — or a year.
Your smartphone knows where you are. Sort of. Some of the time. Other times, its best guess about your location is a big blue circle that could encompass several city blocks. Rivada’s Enhanced Location-Based Service yields at least a five-fold improvement in location accuracy, even when a GPS signal is unavailable. Coming soon to a smartphone near you.
Location, location: Rivada’s new technology will change what it means to know where we are.