Phone Scoop

printed July 6, 2015
See this page online at:

Home  ›  News  ›

FCC Approves First White Space Device and Database

Article Comments  3  

Dec 22, 2011, 11:49 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

The Federal Communications Commission today approved the first device to make use of white space spectrum, and the first database that catalogs where that spectrum is. White space spectrum is the slices of airwaves that reside between television channels. The FCC wants to harvest that spectrum for mobile broadband use. The FCC has greenlighted Spectrum Bridge's white space database, which may begin operations starting January 26, 2012. The Office of Engineering and Technology has also approved a device made by Koos Technical Services that can make use of Spectrum Bridge's database and access white space spectrum for mobile broadband use. In order for unlicensed devices to access white space spectrum, they need to know what spectrum is available in any given market, hence the need for the database. The first market where this new system will work is Wilmington, N.C. It will eventually expand nationwide.

more info at FCC »



Forum Options

This forum is closed.

Subject Author Date
Regulation of airwaves Living Silver Dec 30, 2011, 4:37 PM
This white space-- muchdrama Dec 24, 2011, 10:33 PM
Page  1  of 1

This forum is closed.

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram


All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.