[opendtv] Re: A more intelligent way to deal with the White spaces?

  • From: Albert Manfredi <albert.e.manfredi@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 19:32:29 -0400


Broadcasters Urged to Participate in White Space Standards

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The standards being developed by the Working Group cover "Wireless Regional 
Area Networks" (WRANs), and call for such measures as spectrum sensing, a 
database service, geo-location and cognitive capabilities to reduce the 
possibility of "collisions" between broadcast signals and unlicensed devices 
operating within broadcast spectrum.

[ ... ]

IMO, depending how such WRANs are controlled, this could work. What I think 
won't work is ad-hoc networks of consumer devices, e.g. for multiplayer games, 
in the white spaces.

I'm sure that opposition or support for WSDs in part depends on what our 
preconceived notions are on their exact nature. Or, in many cases, simply 
dismissing the relevance of OTA TV entirely, which naturally makes the whole 
discussion utterly trivial.


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