FICORA granted a radio licence for the first European cognitive radio system using a database

Published 27.08.2012
FICORA has granted Turku University of Applied Sciences a radio licence for cognitive radio, or a so called intelligent radio system in Turku area. The radio licence is used in a research project funded by Tekes. Cognitive radio is a telecommunications system which automatically gets information about the available frequencies and uses the most suitable free frequency.

The system may use free frequencies for the terrestrial DVB network in the frequency band 470–790 MHz, provided that it does not cause interference to other radiocommunication. It is the first system in Europe which selects frequencies using a geolocation database.

Cognitive radio has various purposes of use, such as broadband connections and machine-to-machine data transmission.

The licence is valid for one year.

The WISE research project is funded by Tekes and the partners are Nokia, Digita, Fairspectrum, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, Aalto University and FICORA.

Further information:

Heidi Himmanen, Head of Radio Network Unit, tel. +358 9 6966 459, +358 40 757 8676
Jan Engelberg, Radio Network Specialist, tel. +358 9 6966 478, +358 40 779 8820

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