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. Download our product sheet here
Rivada’s patent portfolio covers the full range of IP that governs dynamic wireless network sharing. A patented telecom commodities exchange facilitates the buying and selling of bandwidth both well in advance and in a near-real-time spot market. The results of those auctions are then transmitted through the network, down to a dynamic policy controller and ultimately to user devices. And Rivada owns vital IP every step of the way.
Rivada’s Enhanced Location Based Solution sets a new standard for accuracy: Thanks to GPS, it’s relatively easy to get a good fix on your location outdoors and in uncluttered environments. But it can be very difficult or even impossible to get accurate location data in high-rise urban areas, inside buildings or underground. Beacons and similar hardware can improve location accuracy, but these require an expensive investment in infrastructure.
Until now no self-contained solution existed within your hand held smart device.
With ELBS, Rivada has solved this challenge. ELBS uses its patented algorithms to generate an accurate location from the array of in-phone sensors, coupled with peer to peer data and any other external data points that may be available. The result is unprecedented accuracy for any application:
whether that’s location-specific marketing or blue-force tracking for public safety.
Rivada has been in the business of providing tactical communications solutions to the federal government since before our involvement with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We earned our reputation on the ground in New Orleans providing an inter-operable bridge to the National Guard, local law enforcement and DHS personnel. Since then, we have been a prime contractor for DHS on the TacCom contract through our joint venture Rivada Port Graham Solutions (RPGS).
Over the past five years, we have provided communications maintenance and support at 200+ individual sites, and we are currently providing VHF/UHF radio maintenance and support at 140+ locations for the Customs and Border Protection. Other organizations that we have supported include FEMA, FPS, Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).
Rivada has deployed over 225 times over the past five years. These deployments include responses to natural disasters; Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Katrina and Rita; tornados in Missouri, Kansas, and Georgia; wildfires in Texas and California; and for exercises and training events like Ardent Sentry, Vigilant Shield, and National Level Exercise 2011.
Rivada has also worked on sensitive communications projects for the Department of Justice along the Southwest Border and has an extensive track record working with small and medium sized companies across the country to support the needs of our customers. This includes an early contract in support of IWN in the Pacific Northwest for HQ DOJ. Rivada is partnered with Maniilaq to rapidly and thoroughly support the communication needs of DOJ users in the field.
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