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Finland Allows Tests of "cognitive radio" Services

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Finland's telecoms regulator, FICORA says that it has granted Turku University of Applied Sciences a radio licence for cognitive radio, or a so called intelligent radio system in Turku area. The radio licence is used in a research project funded by Tekes.

Cognitive radio is a telecommunications system which automatically gets information about the available frequencies and uses the most suitable free frequency.

The system may use free frequencies for the terrestrial DVB network in the frequency band 470-790 MHz, provided that it does not cause interference to other services. It is said to be the first system in Europe which selects frequencies using a geolocation database.

The licence is valid for one year.

The WISE research project is funded by Tekes and the partners are Nokia, Digita, Fairspectrum, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Turku, Aalto University and FICORA.

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