Spectrum Management

Spectrum Management is the art and science of managing the use of the radio spectrum in order to minimize interference and ensure radio spectrum is used to its most efficient extent and benefit for the public.

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Why does Spectrum Management matter?

Radio spectrum is a limited resource that is rapidly approaching its limits. Demand for commercial spectrum to support broadband wireless communications has led the government to consider repurposing various radio frequencies, including the satellite communications bands next to GPS.


In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates the emission of non-Federal, private radio signals, dictating what is allowed and what it not. Most electronic devices are required by law to be tested for compliance with FCC regulations. And even with FCC compliance, electronic devices can still interfere with one another’s radio signals. While minimal radio signal interference may seem like a small annoyance, clear, unobstructed transmission of radio frequencies is crucial to the optimal functioning of critical and life-saving services such as fire, rescue, law enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS).

The US spectrum is managed either by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for non-governmental applications or by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for governmental applications. For shared application, both entities should agree. The team at Washington Federal Strategies works closely with both enteties on our client's behalf, to secure the proper licensing.

Research & Development

Research and development is an important factor when innovating a product to bring to market. To design a technology is costly, and knowing how to design a product that will be able to operate on the spectrum is critical.

The team at MatrixSpace engaged with our team to help in the development and implementation of their specialized drone hardware and secure, integrated communications. They use advanced ground based radar tech that’s especially suited for very small UAV and concealed weapons detection, utilizing a unique secure RF mesh networks for drone swarms and ground communication. No Wifi? No problem.

Why engage a Trusted Advisor for your engineering plans?

If you are going to spend millions of dollars to develop a technology, it's critical that your engineers design a product that will pass through the regulatory process. Our team guides your team on designing a product that will be able to pass through the strict maze of rules and regulations, giving you the best chance possible of launching your product on the first go.


The team at Skeyeon engaged with us to get their Near Earth Orbiter (NEO) project successfully developed and launched. This innovative satellite is the basis for a scalable constellation, delivering 1m resolution images that enable low latency earth monitoring and the development of a high value image database.

We Advise Our Clients On:

Spectrum Policy
Telecom Regulations
Universal Service
Wireless Licensing
Enforcement Issues
Radio Spectrum Licensing

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