The Liberian Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has installed sensor-based monitoring stations from spectrum management and monitoring solutions provider LS Telcom.
The Observer systems were purchased in conjunction with the NGO NetHope as part of a USAID technology package for the country.
Following the Ebola crisis in 2014-2015, improvement in communications was identified as a top priority for the country. The acquisition of the LS Observer technology provides LTA with the foundation of spectrum monitoring capability including identification of spectrum conflicts, identification of free spectrum, isolation of dead zones in coverage, and locating rogue networks.
“We are very pleased to have this new capability. As I consider radiofrequency a scarce resource for Liberia, the LS Observer monitoring stations will allow our team to fully optimise spectrum policy and increase the enforcement capability at LTA,” said Henry W. Benson, Commissioner for Engineering & Technology at the LTA.
“As the pace of spectrum management accelerates, regulators need to be equipped with the proper tools and capabilities to stay ahead,” said Casey Joseph, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, “With the LS Observer stations in place, LTA is positioned to modernise their spectrum management capability throughout the country.”
As the African continent deploys next generation wireless networks, regulators must maintain pace with the requisite capabilities to monitor and regulate activity. The LS Observer monitoring system delivers state of the art sensor-based monitoring capabilities across the commercial spectrum.
Available in fixed and portable versions, the LS Observer is ideal for regulators to monitor, establish and maintain a spectrum inventory or support spectrum inventory activities, and enforce spectrum usage policies and procedures. As the value of spectrum continues to increase, LS Observer can also be used to identify areas of unused spectrum that can be reallocated and licensed for future use. The technology package is being delivered to Liberia through NetHope, the leading technology NGO in the region. The monitoring systems are part of a larger USAID recovery package for the country.