Cognitive Radio – efficient use of spectrum

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Publication date 22.12.2009 12.44
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In Finland, testing of Cognitive Radio systems will be possible from the beginning of 2010. "Active communications policy must be strongly future-oriented. We want to support new product development and testing and ensure that Finland will be among forerunners also in this respect", says Ms Suvi Lindén, Finland's Minister of Communications. Cognitive Radio refers to technologies that aim to select their frequency band by responding to the spectrum environment without causing unreasonable interference to it.

Cognitive Radio networks are expected to make the overall use of spectrum more efficient, because they can balance the spectrum load that may temporarily and locally be fairly low.