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Google, Microsoft, Motorola, Others Launch the White Spaces Database Group

In the move towards enabling mobile devices to use TV white spaces spectrum, Google along with Comsearch, Dell, HP, Microsoft, Motorola, and Neustar today announced the launch of White Spaces Database Group. The creation of this database has been part of FCC's big vote and approval of white spaces for broadband back in November. This is a required measure to ensure devices can locate channels and avoid interference.

"Before sending or receiving data, devices will be required to access this database to determine available channels in the vicinity. Combined with spectrum sensing technologies, use of a geo-location database will offer complete protection to licensed signals from harmful interference," explains Richard Whitt, Google's Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, in a blog post today.

Related Links
Tech Industry Leaders Join to Develop Guidelines for White Spaces Database Google Press, Feb.4.2009
Introducing the White Spaces Database Group Google Blog, Feb.4.2009

Related topics: Broadband, Mobile, Policy & Regulation, White Space, Wireless

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