Advanced Metering Data Systems, a US-based company providing AMR technology and wireless monitoring services to electricity, water and gas utilities, has secured 652 MAS(multiple address system) exclusive-use radio spectrum licences in the recent Federal Communications Commission spectrum auction. This means that the company now owns exclusive-use spectrum for the entire United States, except for four cities.

AMDS has the only AMR system that has been approved by the FCC to operate over a mass deployed network on exclusive use spectrum, under parts 24, 90 and 101 of FCC rules. A similar approval has also been received for operation in Canada,ensuring that its coverage in North America is second to none in terms of dedicated, licenced operation.

The exclusive-use spectrum provides a secure operating environment for AMDS’ patented radio technology, allowing it to achieve superior reliability and extended system life.