Friday, April 20, 2012

Recent Industry News & Developments

FCC Updates White Space Device Rules
TV Technology
The FCC released the Third Memorandum Opinion and Order (FCC 12-36) regarding use of unlicensed "white space" devices in the TV broadcast bands.

How white space brought broadband to a remote Scottish Isle
PC Pro (blog) - Apr 11, 2012 
BT has been for several months running a technical trial of white spacebroadband on the Isle of Bute, west of Glasgow. Ten farmers have been given connections this way, with a mast at Kilchattan Bay spitting out spectrum to five farms to the northeast …

Cambridge stages white space summit
Business Weekly - Apr 11, 2012 
TTP Group's head of wireless, Richard Walker, will talk about the need to serve rural communities with white space capability while Nick Welsh, information assurance & technical adviser to the UK Cabinet Office, will address the implications for Ad hoc ...

Broadcast TV Channel Sharing Moves Forward
TV Technology
The FCC will take another step in preparation for the incentive auction of UHF TV spectrum recently allowed by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

Spectrum Question Colors Broadcasters Convention
National Journal
Congress was still weighing proposals that some broadcasters worried could force them to give up their lifeblood: spectrum.

More Spectrum, Better Health
Daily Yonder
That's why the FCC needs to open up new spectrum now. By Alan Morgan Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer for the National Rural Health Association.

Let's work together to keep 'spectrum highway' humming
Great Falls Tribune
Something called "spectrum" is the highway that allows mobile voice and data traffic to move. As more and more people adopt smartphones and tablets that are data-hungry—downloading movies, games and apps, the lanes of the spectrum highway get more and ...

White House Needs to Shake Loose Underutilized Government Spectrum
Huffington Post - Apr 12, 2012
That plan included the essential objective of identifying 500 MHZ of additional mobile spectrumcapacity to support exponential growth in the wireless web.

New TV white-space rules provide more flexibility in rural areas
FierceBroadbandWireless - Apr 8, 2012
Wireless Internet service providers hoping to ply their trade in TV white space are cheering three significant FCC rule changes that will make it easier to use the spectrum to deliver broadband service in remote and rural locations, particularly those …