Until this week, Google was the newest FCC-approved TV white space database administrator. That title now belongs to Key Bridge Global, which joins Google, Spectrum Bridge and Ericsson's Telcordia unit as official providers of database support for the operation of low-power, unlicensed transmitting devices on unoccupied spectrum within the broadcast TV band.
The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to change rules in the 57-64 GHz band, commonly known as the 60 GHz band, that it said will improve the use of unlicensed spectrum for high-capacity, short‑range outdoor backhaul, especially for small cells.
The Gigabit Libraries Network is soliciting interest from public libraries interested in leveraging TV white space (TVWS) spectrum to extend their reach to more locations.
The FCC's move to release more 5 GHz frequencies for gigabit Wi-Fi use reflects efforts to develop and employ spectrum-sharing techniques to open up encumbered frequencies. It also highlights the ongoing battle between parties advocating for licensed vs. unlicensed spectrum allocations.
Repeat after me. The FCC is not planning to create gigantic, free Wi-Fi networks. And by the way, TV white space is not the same as Wi-Fi.
Supporters of TV white spaces for unlicensed use breathed a sigh of relief when last week's payroll tax extension bill passed both houses of Congress, because it meant their vision of unlicensed