FCC to Test White Space Database

The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing that its Office of Engineering and Technology will commence a 45-day public trial of Spectrum Bridge's white space TV band database system, beginning Sept. 19. Commission rules require that unlicensed TV band devices ...

The FCC issued a Public Notice announcing that its Office of Engineering and Technology will commence a 45-day public trial of Spectrum Bridge's white space TV band database system, beginning Sept. 19.

Commission rules require that unlicensed TV band devices contact an authorized database system to obtain a list of channels that are available for their operation (i.e., channels not occupied by authorized radio services) at their individual locations and must operate only on those channels. The limited trial is intended to allow the public to access and test Spectrum Bridge's database system to ensure that it correctly identifies channels that are available for unlicensed TV band devices, properly registers those facilities entitled to protection, and provides protection to authorized services and registered facilities as specified in the rules.

Parties may participate in the trial by accessing Spectrum Bridge's TV band database test facility at http://whitespaces.spectrumbridge.com/Trial.aspx.
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