Ofcom gives green light to white spaces

Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, gave its blessing for gaps in TV frequency bands – so-called white spaces – “to offer new wireless applications to benefit consumers and businesses”. The decision follows a series of successful trials around the UK, …

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White space spectrum gets coexistence standard

Standards body the IEEE this week released documentation on TV white space coexistence methods. Specifically, the IEEE 802.19.1 standard is intended to play to the cognitive radio capabilities of TV white space devices, including geolocation awareness and access to information databases.