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.
Wireless Innovation Alliance // 2:23 PM EST// Jun. 16
Earlier today, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent the attached letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the importance of establishing the technical rules necessary to allow unlicensed use of the 600 MHz band. The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) released the statement below in response. More
Wireless Innovation Alliance // 5:47 PM EST// Sep. 4
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged the critical role unlicensed spectrum plays in growing competition in the broadband marketplace stating that the FCC's "efforts to expand the amount of unlicensed spectrum creates alternative competitive pathways." 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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