FCC - Staff Working Group Paper Report of the Interference Protection Working Group

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Interference protection is central to effective spectrum management. Electromagnetic interference plays a pivotal role in the design and operation of telecommunications equipment and systems, and related costs. In today’s radio frequency environment, interference generally limits the useable range or technical effectiveness of communications signals. Its effects on spectrum users and service providers range from annoyance, to economic harm, to threats to the safety of life and property. Interference protection is fundamentally related to spectrum rights and obligations. It also affects the efficiency of spectrum use. Regulatory interference protection standards that are too lax could prove detrimental to existing or planned services. Conversely, standards that are overly protective could prevent or impede the introduction of new services and technologies.

By FCC, Staff Working Group on Interference Protection . Published November 2002.

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