Feb. 27, 2013  |   TV Technology

On March 4, 2013, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) office will begin a 45-day public trial of Google’s TV-band database system. This trial will test the database used by unlicensed devices to identify unoccupied portions of TV channels in the broadcast frequency band. All data collected during the trial will be deleted and participants will need to register again after the database is officialy approved. Unless the OET office extends the testing period, this trial will run until April 17, 2013. The Google TV Band database can be accessed here: https://www.google.org/spectrum/whitespace/

Network World // 10:41 AM EST// Jan. 22
At West Virginia University, AIR.U is expanding its white space network past the initial deployment and is aiming to include coverage for the 70 tram cars, new parts of campus, and the Morgantown community. More
Financial Times // 4:43 PM EST// Oct. 2
In the UK, Google and Microsoft are engaging in white space trials, which will allow mobile broadband to be carried over these unused and unlicensed frequencies. More
The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) is a broad-based group of innovators, providers, consumer groups, think tanks and education organizations that believe that more efficient use and expanded access to the nation’s spectrum resources are fundamental to the future of U.S. economic policy and global competitiveness, and that we face potential spectrum scarcities in both licensed and unlicensed bands that must be addressed in order for innovation and investment to move forward.
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