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White Space Database

Capitalize on Dynamic Spectrum Access Opportunities

Following the move from analog broadcast television to digital, unused television channels known as "white space" or "TV white space" have become available for unlicensed use. As a result, in the U.S. and worldwide, opportunities are being created for devices that can offer services, such as wireless broadband Internet connectivity, in this unlicensed spectrum. This includes the delivery of broadband data to underserved rural communities.

Use of available white space spectrum will be closely regulated to avoid interference among incumbent services and devices utilizing it. For instance, devices in the U.S. are required to query a TV Bands Database certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure proper channel allocation. Therefore, fixed wireless and portable wireless product manufacturers will need to choose a trusted white space database provider in order to operate in the newly available TV white space spectrum.

In the U.S., Telcordia's TV Bands White Space Database is certified to calculate contours in accordance with FCC-designated rules and provide a list of appropriate channels that white spaces devices can use based on their location. Our database also interfaces with other FCC certified TV bands databases to ensure industry-wide information consistency. Additionally, it is able to register other FCC-protected devices, such as wireless microphones, to prevent interference for all protected incumbent services.

Access the Telcordia US TV Bands Database.

View U.S. channel availability:
View U.S. channel availability
Register an FCC protected entity:
Register an FCC protected entity

 

A Global Dynamic Spectrum Access Value-Added Solution Partner

We are ready to serve as a partner for manufacturers entering the white space database market both in the U.S. and abroad, where similar white space spectrum initiatives are underway. Our solution provides added value by supporting more efficient use of available channels and can help reduce interference between white space devices operating in a geographic area. We are a trusted global leader in clearinghouse database solutions, including solutions for number portability.

We are also happy to assist regulators, wireless service providers, and enterprise solution providers worldwide who want more information about how to establish TV Bands Database-enabled services.

Please contact us for more information or to get started.