Benefits of SDR

The benefits of SDR are compelling.

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For Radio Equipment Manufacturers and System Integrators, SDR Enables:Sandbridge

  • A family of radio “products” to be implemented using a common platform architecture, allowing new products to be more quickly introduced into the market.
  • Software to be reused across radio "products", reducing development costs dramatically.
  • Over-the-air or other remote reprogramming, allowing "bug fixes" to occur while a radio is in service, thus reducing the time and costs associated with operation and maintenance.

For Radio Service Providers, SDR Enables:

  • New features and capabilities to be added to existing infrastructure without requiring major new capital expenditures, allowing service providers to quasi-future proof their networks.
  • The use of a common radio platform for multiple markets, significantly reducing logistical support and operating expenditures.
  • Remote software downloads, through which capacity can be increased, capability upgrades can be activated and new revenue generating features can be inserted.

For End Users - from business travelers to soldiers on the battlefield, SDR technology aims to:

  • Reduce costs in providing end-users with access to ubiquitous wireless communications – enabling them to communicate with whomever they need, whenever they need to and in whatever manner is appropriate. 



Other Pages in this section:
- Introduction to SDR
- SDR Rate of Adoption
- SDR Value Chain
- SDR Related Technologies
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