RED Technologies acquires Nominet’s Spectrum Management assets

2nd October 2020

Today, RED Technologies announced a deal with Nominet that will see the company acquire Nominet’s suite of spectrum management assets.

Under the terms of the deal, the databases developed by Nominet to support adoption of TV White Space internationally – known as WaveDB Connect – and Wave DB Explore, Nominet’s spectrum planning tool – will be acquired and run by RED Technologies. RED will also acquire the assets for the DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance) TV White Space (TVWS) database.

The regulatory authorities in the US and UK have approved the transition of the TV White Space licenses from Nominet to RED Technologies. Users of any of Nominet’s spectrum management services will now be supported by RED with no loss of service during the transition.

Adam Leach, CIO at Nominet said: “We are immensely proud of the work we have done in TVWS sector over the years, but we’ve made a strategic decision to focus on our registry and cyber security businesses. We know RED Technologies are uniquely placed to take WaveDB forward, not least because they are experts in spectrum management with experience in the LSA (Licensed Shared Access) and CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) market, but they have the drive and ambition to give TVWS the place it deserves within dynamic spectrum management and in the wider connectivity market.”

Michael Abitbol, Managing Director at RED Technologies comments: “We’ve been aware of Nominet’s work and impressive track record in TVWS for some time and we are really excited about being able to enter this part of the spectrum market with WaveDB.  TVWS has great potential for development, with dedicated resource and focus, and we are keen to build on the foundations that Nominet has laid to provide broadband in places that are often ignored.

“Given the pandemic we find ourselves in, the need for connectivity in rural spots and hard to reach places and communities, no matter how small they are, is more vital than ever.  That’s the potential for TVWS, and the people it can help, and we are keen to get started on building more use cases to make a reality for the many, not just the few.”

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Editor’s notes

Media enquiries:

Nominet: Lizzy Batchelor @ Seven Hills  M:  +44 7818 509655    E: [email protected]

RED Technologies: Michael Abitbol @ RED Technologies T : +33 1 8416 8832

About Nominet
Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the .UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated network detection and response solutions that are used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats.  Our public benefit programme aims to improve the lives of one million people, providing support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people today.

About RED Technologies

As telecoms markets move towards 5G and in the face of increasing spectrum shortages and demand for accessible and affordable services, policy-makers and industry stakeholders have devised ground-breaking regulatory frameworks to enable dynamic spectrum sharing.

Founded in 2012, RED Technologies has been a pioneer in spectrum sharing technologies and actively contributed to the CBRS regulatory and standard developments. RED Technologies’ team is constituted of first-class engineers coming from top tier telecom vendors and operators. RED Technologies is now a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies and services, offering scalable CBRS and TVWS Shared Access Systems (SAS) for operators of all sizes and sectors. Our CBRS solution is deployed in the US by our partner Amdocs. To complete our unique SAS suite, we are currently contributing to the 6GHz standardization while developing the necessary AFC (Automatic Frequency Controler) to support 6GHz WiFi and 5G.

RED technologies will keep contributing to the necessary standardization and regulatory works in all potential bands to further position the company as a unique and innovative dynamic spectrum sharing specialist with the full range of systems available to operators, verticals and governments worldwide.

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