CRFS deliver national Radio Frequency spectrum monitoring project to MCA
CRFS, a global leader in RF spectrum monitoring, management and geolocation solutions alongside partner Tektraco Telecoms are pleased to announce the completion of a national spectrum management installation for MCA (Malta Communications Authority).
MCA wanted to find a way to manage national spectrum operations remotely in an automated and proactive manner, rather than manually investigating spectrum issues as they occur. By selecting CRFS spectrum solutions, MCA are now able to continuously monitor all national frequencies and alert the authority to the source of illegal use which could impact legitimate services. Making use of a modern TDOA (Time Difference Of Arrival) geolocation method rather than more traditional manual AoA (Angle of Arrival) signal hunting gives MCA continuous centralised visibility across the country.
CRFS Project lead Malcolm Sellars commented “Spectrum interference is a significant issue to national interests. Wireless communications are essential in the modern world, and interference means loss of service and loss of revenue for service operators. Furthermore, interference can impact emergency services, airports and national infrastructure, potentially leading to loss of life.” Sellars continued “Getting this project right for MCA was an absolute priority and working alongside Tektraco we were able to deliver this vital capability for Malta and MCA”.
As an island nation, Malta has to consider seaborn interference carefully, be it transient vessels passing by or coming into dock. The system deployed allows MCA to extend monitoring well out to sea, helping them identify problems quickly minimising disruption.
Mr. Jesmond Bugeja from MCA commented “Bringing this project together in such testing times has been a real achievement. From surveying and delivery through to training and commissioning, CRFS and Tektraco have delivered MCA with an enviable set of RF spectrum capabilities. I wish to thank the whole team involved in the realisation of the project.”