thinkRF’s Spectrum eXperience Management (SXM) system assists TELUS in delivering its world-leading network in Canada
TELUS, the world-leading communications technology company, and thinkRF Corp., the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis, today announced a partnership to co-develop a spectrum monitoring system (Spectrum eXperience Management, “SXM”) that will feed TELUS continuous insights about competitive mobile infrastructure deployments and deliver its world-leading network connectivity to Canadians.
thinkRF’s patent pending SXM solution uses a network of powerful, cloud-connected Radio Frequency (RF) sensors to characterize, optimize and protect RF spectrum assets such as 5G networks. SXM combines thinkRF’s industry leading RF spectrum analysis technology together with advanced analytics in a configurable cloud-based subscription service. SXM Release 1.0 continuously and autonomously characterizes all 4G and 5G network deployments in a region and provides operators with valuable competitive insights. Now, operators like TELUS can track competitive occupancy, coverage, spectrum sharing and technology changes over time.
“thinkRF’s software defined radio spectrum analyzer will provide TELUS with real-time insights on the state of our wireless technologies. The data will be analyzed and its findings will result in better coverage optimization, which will enable us to further improve the quality of services we deliver to our customers. We are proud to support this exciting Canadian-built and operated technology to drive insights-driven spectrum management,” said Dr. Ibrahim Gedeon, Chief Technology Officer, TELUS.
“We are proud to partner with TELUS in rolling out the next generation of spectrum monitoring”, said Jim Roche thinkRF CEO. “thinkRF’s leading spectrum analysis technology, married with TELUS’ market insights and resources, provides a powerful combination. Real-time continuous insights about wireless environment will improve spectrum efficiency, which in return enhance customer experience”.
The RF spectrum is a public resource of tremendous value to society. In Canada, leading mobile operators have spent tens of billions of dollars to acquire spectrum license rights. In the US, operators have spent close to half a trillion dollars, and worldwide this figure exceeds a trillion dollars. In addition, trillions of dollars of future investments and the safety of millions of people rely on the efficient, reliable use of those spectrum assets. Through measurement, monitoring and protection of spectrum assets, thinkRF’s SXM system enables owners, users and the public to receive maximum benefit of this critical resource.
thinkRF is the leader in software-defined spectrum analysis platforms that monitor, detect and analyze complex waveforms in today’s rapidly evolving wireless landscape. By providing more flexibility, greater coverage, increased functionality and better ROI, thinkRF solutions are ideal for regulatory and intelligence monitoring, telecom deployment optimization and RF application development. With open APIs and proven integrations, thinkRF offers the only compact and networkable spectrum analyzer that can be deployed without a PC and the best price to performance on the market. Founded in 2006, thinkRF is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with offices and partners globally.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.