Tuesday, February 14, 2012
If At First You Don't Sell Your Patent Portfolio...
InterDigital failed to sell its patent portfolio, so it has started to looking to emerging wireless bands to boost its technology research.
I have talked at length about the opportunity in white space.
(a new keyword to watch)
a system to extend Wi-Fi into new bands using a technology called Integrated Dynamic Spectrum Management (IDSM), which harvests vacant frequencies to increase the data throughput of WLans by identifying uncongested channels. (source RethinkWireless)
Although it was tapping into the interest in white spaces, IDSM can work across many contiguous and non-contiguous frequencies, licensed or unlicensed.
Just another reason why the ability to switch across frequencies seamlessly, and the patent for it, will be so valuable in the future.
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