Regulators

Real-Time compliance and performance monitoring

The challenge

  • Delivering more complex services with ever-tighter budgets and limited expertise to analyse, or act upon, issues.
  • Promoting healthy competition in ever-more congested airwaves.
  • Enforcing compliance and ensuring fairness in both current and future frequency bands.
  • Keeping spectrum clean and free from intentionally and accidentally illegal users and other sources of interference.
  • Ensuring the general public receives the services they are paying for and reasonably expect.
  • Identifying spectrum that can be better utilized – and spectrum that is over-utilized.
  • Future planning, re-farming and delivery of new services into previously occupied spectrum.

With 30 patents since 2013 for innovation in real-time spectrum analysis, DGS is uniquely placed to deliver the tools needed to meet these challenges in ways that other companies are unable to achieve in a timely or cost-efficient manner.

The solution

DGS offers a unique approach to spectrum management that adds significant capabilities for regulators in the management & oversight of their spectrum.

SigBASE  is a fully automated real time solution that enables the policing of complex spectral environments. Deployed as a standalone collector and analyzer or permanently networked node, SigBASE does not need to collect hours, or even days of data to provide meaningful information and can deliver results in seconds, Geo-locating problem areas without the need for large back-haul and post processing of data.

Our Spectrum Wizard remote management system provides filters, alarms and alerts to highlight events and trends that require urgent attention such as chronic interference, unlicensed usage etc; giving the regulator a detailed, Real-Time understanding of what’s really going on and immediate feedback on any changes that impact the network’s performance.

Key Features

  • Configured and operated either standalone, or as a nodal network with encrypted, high-speed backhaul of all (or just relevant) data, with the ability to login to any node(s) at any time
  • Each node has a sweep speed >24GHz/sec from 70MHz – 6GHz (configurable)
  • Ensure reliable coverage and high-quality voice and data communications
  • Monitor, analyze, assign and manage all frequencies to avoid interference or clashes.
  • Identify and locate 3rd party signals or activity that may be impacting performance
  • Undertake further analysis to identify issues and opportunities to improve performance
  • Continuously and autonomously gather and process RF data across large areas
  • Remotely identify misconfigurations and other issues without a truck-roll
  • Autonomous and unattended real-time processing and analysis provides in-depth understanding of the entire environment
  • Alarms and alerts for rule breaches and other issues
  • Ability to remotely login and analyse information or to replay an issue for better understanding
  • Reduces the need for experts to spend time analyzing signals to understand the issue and reduces the need for diagnostic truck-rolls
  • Ensures regulatory compliance on power and frequency and highlights issues
  • Identifies external interference – even 3rd and 5th harmonic sources
  • Identifies and locates even bursty and intermittent signals
  • Provides 24*7*365 analysis that drive testing and NIQ analysis cannot deliver
  • Conduct ad-hoc or ongoing environmental inspections to rapidly identify and locate issues across very wide bands
  • Find in-band, adjacent, intermod and harmonic interference that standard equipment can’t locate or identify, especially if it’s in a different frequency range
  • Validate neighbor rules, power, centre frequencies, tilt/azimuth, etc. are correct
  • Identify “boomers”, over-shooters and under-shooters for remedial action

“Advanced Identification and Geo-location of illegal or unlicensed activity”