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CTB Spectrum

CTB Spectrum

CTB is aggregating UHF spectrum in major markets and transportation corridors nationwide, developing the first nationwide, converged broadcast wireless content delivery network for carriers, broadcasters, programmers, and content owners. Urban & Rural Coverage CTB is aggregating spectrum in both metro markets and rural areas via “Lease to Purchase” options, JV’s with both full power and low power station owners, and by leveraging the rural filing window at the FCC to complete CTB’s “corridor” strategy. Why LPTV? A major part of CTB’s spectrum strategy is centered on “low-power TV” licenses. However, using CTB’s proprietary multi-frequency reuse technology (MFN) with distributed transmission systems (DTS), makes the term “low power” “a misnomer as LPTV channels can be operated at power levels up to 15,000 watts (a very high power level in the cellular world). Moreover, LPTV has a number of unique advantages: Covers most of the population of the United States. 100% overlap with full power TV (FCC), covering >280M pops. Approximately 7,000 stations including Class A and translators. Most markets have multiple LPTV licenses providing significant spectrum depth. No station ownership caps within or across markets. Each LPTV channel has 6 MHz of UHF or VHF spectrum...

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CTB’s Proprietary Technology

CTB’s Proprietary Technology

CTB’s proprietary technology leverages the ATSC standard and developing ecosystem to enable new business models for TV spectrum. CTB’s patent pending “Cellular Terrestrial Broadcasting” technology creates massive increases in capacity by enabling multi-frequency networks (“MFN”) over DTS, and efficient spectrum re-use via cellular like handover technology. Massive Increase in Capacity CTB’s proprietary technology enables a high capacity broadcast-broadband content delivery network by co-locating cellularized and sectorized UHF TV channels. Bypassing Existing Carrier Bottlenecks Mobile data and content distribution is costing carriers up to $20 per GB transferred. The CTB solution bypasses carrier backhaul networks and radio access networks at less than 5% of their costs. Leveraging Existing Devices & Standards CTB’s solution leverages existing devices (digital televisions, USB dongle enabled laptops, set-top boxes, and game consoles; all WiFi devices when paired with ATSC-M/H receivers, and ATSC-MH early handset & netbook OEMs including LG, Samsung, and Dell) and existing standards (ATSC-M/H, etc). CTB can deliver multiple payloads on a single ATSC transport stream including (but not limited to), digital television, broadband Internet, and M/H. CTB’s Intellectual Property CTB’s patent coverage includes: Cellular Digital TV broadcasting system for multi-frequency networks to dramatically increase capacity Handoff without requiring an upstream communications return path The company has applied for 12 Patents between May, 2005 and March, 2010, in the U.S.A., the EU, China, Japan and Korea. The first round of provisioning is...

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CTB Solutions

CTB Solutions

CTB is creating a managed network services business providing: carriers with cost effective network offload solutions, programmers, content owners and aggregators with direct network access to end users, and outsourced network option for broadcasters facing FCC spectrum repack/reallocation decisions. CTB can also provide “White-label” fixed and mobile broadcast-broadband internet access offerings to existing firms looking for a cost effective way to expand their service offerings and improve customer retention. Why the CTB Solution is Necessary The mobile Internet is choking from insufficient bandwidth. An alternative to 3G and 4G unicast networks is needed because they will not scale. Demand for mobile broadcast-broadband is increasing exponentially. Nielsen expects smartphone penetration to exceed 50% by the end of 2011. Today, there is NO ability to broadcast Internet content. __ Why CTB is Uniquely Positioned CTB addresses customer pain: Unicast 3G and 4G carrier networks are suffering from insufficient bandwidth and are unable to satisfy projected demand. Broad potential customer base: Wireless carriers, broadcasters, content owners/aggregators, CDNs, and other network operators. Unique, hybrid network architecture: Broadcast and 2–way unicast capability. Substantial barriers to entry: Spectrum depth and proprietary, patent pending technology enables multi-frequency/channel aggregation and reuse. Strong management team: Experienced and well connected within the broadcast and wireless communications industries. Spectrum holdings: Growing footprint and pipeline, several channels deep per market, provide a valuable, defensible asset base. Regulatory and public policy alignment: CTB’s plan is consistent with the FCCs National Broadband...

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