Spectrum Management

Spectrum Management Solution

Typical Workflow

Spectrum Management workflow


The regulation of radiocommunications is a complex business. Commonly termed spectrum management, its function today varies widely across Europe. Some countries still practice command and control of resources while others are already liberal and leave the market to make its own decisions. Mostly, though, spectrum regulation is mixed.

Some spectrum is designated license-exempt, the so-called spectrum commons. Some is designated light touch, where the regulator monitors use. Other spectrum is auctioned off to the highest bidder. Finally, some remains under command and control but with price used as an incentive to promote effective use.


Spectrum regulation is ATDI’s core business; the company offers both software to facilitate regulation and consulting services to help regulators and operators make informed decisions.

ATDI’s regulatory tools are threefold: a set of desktop tools operating under client-server architecture; a range of tools for embedding into other systems; and a range of web-based utilities that provide specific spectrum management services.

ATDI provides a comprehensive consulting service. Its engineers have written user requirement definitions for battlespace and civil spectrum management systems. They have implemented these systems across regulators, deploying and integrating software with existing systems for billing, contact management and accounts.

They have implemented FAT (frequency allocation table), EFIS (European frequency information system) and other portals to permit service access from regulators’ web sites. And ATDI engineers have trained regulators’ staff in spectrum management business processes and the engineering aspects of the work.

ATDI is THE Spectrum Management Company.


  • Requirement specification Our aim is to work with our customers to ensure that we identify their needs and supply goods and services to suit. Frequently our work follows one of the classic software project lifecycles where our first task is to develop a requirements specification using business process engineering techniques. Following that, we have in the past then supplied a mix of standard and custom software.

  • Implementation ATDI’s software applications are developed for the MS Windows family of operating systems for installation on PC hardware. Installation of the various applications is relatively simple. Mostly our customers do have extensive data records already and much of the implementation phase will be to upload this to the new system or to interface to this data in its existing location.

  • Training No system solves a business problem unless the human factors are considered with equal weight. During our work we will establish the staff development needs of the intended users as they relate to the system being supplied. We will work to ensure that these needs are satisfied using a mixture of application or technology training, direct assistance and technical support.

  • Support ATDI recognise that user support is essential to ensure that our customer gets the best out of the supplied system. We offer telephone and email technical support, user group symposia, on-site visits and enhanced training to support users as they advance their skills.

  • Web services

  • Web portals

  • Data migration

  • White-Space Device Database

  • White-Space availability maps (WMTS)