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Commercial EMS demand forces DoD policy review

25th February 2014 - 14:16 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The US DoD is to reassess its electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) operational procedures following a government-led directive to open up more of the spectrum to commercial broadband requirements.

The DoD’s Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy was released on 20 February in response to the demand for EMS in evolving military operating environments, as well as consumer demand for more connectivity for wireless devices.

‘The demand for more and timely information at every echelon is driving an increase in DoD’s need for spectrum,’ the paper explains. ‘Consumer demand for wireless devices like smartphones and tablet computers, and the associated data-intensive applications, is growing on

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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