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xG Technology: Unlicensed Spectrum Key to Cheaper Wireless Service

Florida-based xG Technology® has developed a mobile phone service that uses unlicensed radio spectrum to drastically reduce the cost of both wireless voice and data.

One of the reasons that current mobile phone services are so expensive is that the major wireless carriers in the US and Europe paid billions of dollars for the right to use licensed spectrum and are now trying to recoup those billions from their customers. Moreover, the prohibitively high cost of licensed spectrum has precluded all but a handful of entrenched players from offering high value mobile services.

Following significant testimony to the FCC by such companies as Google, Dell, and Microsoft the FCC opened up additional unlicensed spectrum last year that is located between existing television channel frequencies, commonly known as “white space”. Companies developing networks specifically designed to deliver broadband services across unlicensed spectrum stand to benefit from the FCC’s move to make more unlicensed spectrum available.

xG Technology, one such company, has already developed xMax®, an alternative solution that enables consumers to benefit directly using mobile VoIP technology. xMax is similar to Vonage or Skype, but in the form of a fully mobile handset that doesn’t require the use and extra cost of a computer or broadband Internet connection.

xMax offers consumers the prospect of lower phone bills because:

  • xMax transmits over unlicensed spectrum—the same as baby monitors and cordless phones
  • xMax was built as a totally Internet-based digital system from top to bottom—an extremely cost efficient communication approach.

xMax networks can enable communication providers to aggressively compete with national carriers by offering customers unlimited voice and data plans both locally and long distance, extremely low-cost international calling, no contracts, as well as home phone and high-speed Internet service.

Seven-year-old xG Technology is a US based company, but development of xMax is an international effort that involves companies in Europe and Asia. A portfolio of 50 US and 105 international patents and pending patent applications has been developed with the goal of bringing lower-cost communications to consumers.

For additional information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com and www.xmax.com. To arrange media interviews, please contact Tim Ayers at 202-422-5048 or [email protected]. Accredited journalists and published analysts are welcome to visit the xG Technology facility in Florida to meet with business and technical staff. While in Ft. Lauderdale, journalists and analysts can experience xMax for themselves—the first all digital, mobile VoIP network. To make an appointment for a visit, please contact Chris Whiteley at 954-572-0395 or [email protected].

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