Mar. 4, 2013  |   TV Technology
On Friday, the Federal Communications Commission's Office of Engineering and Technology approved Telcordia of Piscataway, New Jersey, and Spectrum Bridge of Lake Mary, Florida to operate white-space databases nationwide. Google has also recently launched its own database and is beginning a 45 day trial which will run through April 17, 2013, unless extended by OET. Other groups that have received conditional approval from the FCC include Comsearch, Neustar, Key Bridge Global, KB Enterprises, Frequency Finder and WSdB LLC. Once consumer unlicensed devices become available, registration with these databases will be required prior to operating on open frequencies.
The Hill // 5:36 PM EST// Mar. 20
Wally Bowen, founder of the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) in Asheville, NC, calls on the FCC to preserve spectrum for unlicensed use during its upcoming spectrum auctions. More
Light Reading Mobile // 3:52 PM EST// Mar. 7
Richard Thanki highlights the substantial economic value of unlicensed spectrum and its contribution to innovation. 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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1:46 AM Mar 20