Licensed Wireless

Licensed means just that; you are granted a license from the FCC to use a part of a protected spectrum that should provide interference-free operation. This is not always the case, but it does provide legal recourse when compared to unlicensed bands.

Licensed radios have to meet stringent specs concerning transmit power, channel spacing, bandwidth utilization, receiver discrimination, antenna size and even the width of the radio beam. All this maximizes efficiency of the licensed spectrum.