Nextivity has told the FCC that it supports the notion of using high-power-user-equipment (HPUE) in conjunction with supplemental coverage from space (SCS) on 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum licensed to the FirstNet Authority, and CEO Michiel Lotter said the company hopes to unveil “next-generation” HPUE in 2024.
SOURCE: Urgent Communications
DATE: June 14, 2023
Nextivity submitted its comments to the FCC as part of the SCS proceeding less than five months after purchasing Assured Wireless, the company that pioneered the HPUE technology that transmits signal with six times the power of normal cellular devices. With this additional power, HPUE—usable only on Band 14 airwaves in the U.S.—improves link budgets, resulting in greater data throughputs and an 80% increase in the effective range of a device.