Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:55am
SPECTRUM ENGINEERS REBUT INDUSTRY INTERFERENCE CLAIMS
[SOURCE: New America Foundation]
The New America Foundation, Media Access Project and leading spectrum engineers delivered further evidence to the Federal Communications Commission demonstrating the feasibility of “smart radio” technology that allows low-power broadband devices to detect and utilize vacant TV channels without causing harmful interference to TV viewers. The FCC is currently completing a rulemaking that could open unused TV band “white space” for unlicensed access. Broadcasters and wireless microphone makers, which currently utilize less than half of the frequencies reserved exclusively for their industries, have tried to distort a recent FCC report that tested initial prototype devices submitted by Philips Electronics and Microsoft. The New America FCC filing adds both new measurements and a critique of the broadcaster/microphone lobby claims.
GROUPS TO DETAIL WHITE SPACE OPPOSITION
Executives from the broadcast television business, major sports leagues and consumer electronics industry will gather in Washington for a news conference on Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. to unveil the groups' joint efforts to “protect television viewers from interference” caused by proposed unlicensed personal-portable devices that operate in spectrum reserved for television broadcasting.
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