Category Archives: Current News

Interview with Jeff Harman, COO, Oceus Networks

In December 2014, Jeff Harman was named the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Oceus Networks. He was formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oceus Networks’ DOD Solutions Business Group. Jeff’s primary focus in his new role will be on the execution of the company’s strategic plan and to provide operational leadership to enable continued growth and success of the company. He is a 23-year industry veteran with demonstrated expertise providing solutions to both government and enterprise companies. Read More

LTE Balloon Trial Results Prove Favorable for Public Safety Communications

Oceus Networks and Space Data Corporation just filed at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the results of a test they conducted in support of the FCC’s Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture (DACA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) proceeding. The experiment, conducted last July, successfully demonstrated that a DACA LTE platform could provide communications to first responders on the ground. Read More

Oceus files with FCC to share spectrum for U.S military’s 4G LTE use

Yesterday, Oceus Networks filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on rules for the 1695-1710 MHz, 1755-1780 MHz, and 2155-2180 MHz bands {“1755-1780 MHz NPRM”} in support of providing the U.S. military limited, shared access to frequencies to enable tactical use of 4G LTE. In our experience adapting 4G LTE technology for the U.S. military, commercial spectrum access is a necessary ingredient for more widespread use of commercial wireless technology by government users. Read More

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Oceus Networks’ LTE Balloon Trial for Public Safety

Oceus Networks and Space Data Corporation successfully completed a test this week of an Oceus Networks’ deployable 4G LTE Xiphos™ system housed on a Space Data balloon platform to transmit an LTE signal at high altitude near Boulder, Colorado. The 4G LTE balloon platform rose to heights greater than 70,000 feet and transmitted an LTE network signal that provided a 100 km radius of coverage. Using LTE Band 14 devices, Motorola’s LEX 700 smart phone and data modems, transmissions were successfully made to the mobile airborne LTE network. Read More