The FCC and Industry Canada have both certified a TV white space (TVWS) system from Toronto-based Redline Communications.
The FCC approved the Redline RDL-3000 TVWS system for use on frequencies from 473 MHz to 695 MHz using 6 MHz channels. The certification allows the RDL-3000 to transmit at speeds of up to 27 Mbps over a distance up to 35 miles.
Industry Canada certified this same technology for use over a frequency range spanning 512 MHz to 698 MHz using either 6 MHz or 12 MHz channels. Using 12 MHz channels, the technology can transmit at speeds up to 54 Mbps, also over 35 miles. Redline added that the software-defined architecture of the RDL-3000 enables it to be easily configured via software to comply with any country's regulatory specifications.
TVWS spectrum, which sits between channels used by TV broadcasters, is being touted as a solution for bringing wireless broadband access to the unserved and underserved in markets worldwide.
TVWS is available for unlicensed access in the United States and Finland. Industry Canada anada approved the use of license-exempt TVWS devices one year ago.
- see this Redline release
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