The television white space database system, intended to increase the efficient use of TV spectrum, is a mess, according to the NAB. Because of that, the trade group has asked the FCC to suspend operation of the system until the “serious design flaws” in the system can be fixed. The FCC is thinking about the NAB’s proposal, and has solicited comments on it.
The commission issues a public notice to start operation of Spectrum Bridge’s TV White Spaces database system and authorization of a tv white spaces device.
The television spectrum opened up for unlicensed devices is to be managed by nine companies. The FCC adopted an order Wednesday naming Google, Comsearch, Key Bridge and six others as conditional designees to manage a white space database.