LS telcom completes first phase of spectrum management contract for Industry Canada
The Canadian radio spectrum regulator receives spectrum management software for 500 concurrent users
Lichtenau/Ottawa. The Canadian regulatory authority, Industry Canada, has begun the implementation of the spectrum management system SPECTRA Enterprise from LS telcom Limited for the frequency assignment and coordination of all Canadian radio communication services. The new system is part of the project for the re-design and modernisation of Industry Canada’s spectrum management systems by LS telcom. The contract includes the delivery and installation of a software system for 500 concurrent users as well as professional services, training and maintenance of the system.
The first phase of the multi-year project included a detailed business process and business requirements analysis which has now been successfully completed. Various existing legacy databases and systems were identified and analysed for the subsequent data migration and system integration tasks. A single database for all spectrum data, based on LS telcom’s SPECTRA Enterprise solution, will be accessed by Industry Canada users all across Canada. In total, 500 administrative and technical users will access the highly-modern system from 40 local offices in three administrative regions and from the field via internet connection using Citrix.
The system will be operational at the end of 2013 covering the frequency assignment processes for fixed services. Future phases include the implementation of broadcast, land mobile and all other communication services. In addition, SPECTRA Enterprise will offer work management of administrative tasks such as equipment certification, investigation, and monitoring analysis.
The SPECTRA-Enterprise spectrum management solution will be integrated into Industry Canada’s Government internet platform and will be available to staff and clients in both English and French.
Industry Canada is the latest of several major national regulatory authorities, such as OFCOM, UK, or ACMA, Australia, to rely upon LS telcom technology for their essential spectrum management systems.
About LS telcom
LS telcom designs and develops software and system solutions and provides services for the wireless telecommunications market.
We are a worldwide market leader in the provision of automated spectrum management systems and their integration with monitoring systems. At the same time, we develop and market software for the design, planning and optimisation of broadcast, PMR, mobile and microwave networks. Strategic consulting, radio engineering services and training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as transmitter installations and measurements complete our area of expertise. Our portfolio addresses the public and private market.
Frequency regulatory authorities, ministries, network operators and infrastructure providers, system integrators and military organisations in over 90 countries across all continents rely on our solutions and services.
LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries in France, Canada, USA, and South Africa, as well as representative offices in Hungary, China and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Baden, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001.
About the SPECTRA Spectrum Management System
The highly modular and flexible SPECTRA System relies on trusted industry methods and addresses the fundamental spectrum management tasks, such as application and licence processing, spectrum planning, technical frequency assignment, national and international coordination, monitoring and control, as well as financial management.
SPECTRA Enterprise includes all SPECTRA Professional tasks and is based on most up-to-date support technology and online services enabling fully automated process flows and seamless integration between different departments and software modules. Online services and end-to-end automation of workflows allows users to “glide like a limousine” through the licence application process. SPECTRA Enterprise supports regulatory authorities in their effort to provide proper e-government services in spectrum management.
About Industry Canada
Industry Canada works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
This includes managing Canada’s airwaves and overseeing its bankruptcy, incorporation, intellectual property and measurement systems; providing financing and industry research tools to help businesses develop, import and export; encouraging scientific research; and protecting and promoting the interests of Canadian consumers.