FCC Office of Engineering and Technology Announces the Opening of Public Testing for of the Telcordia TV Band Database System
PISCATAWAY, NJ – December 05, 2011 – Telcordia, a global leader in the development of mobile, broadband and enterprise communications software and services, announced that the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) will commence a 45-day public trial for the Telcordia White Space Database. The trial, which will begin on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, will allow public access for a limited trial of the Telcordia White Space Database. See the FCC Public Notice at http://www.fcc.gov/document/oet-announces-45-day-trial-telcordias-tv-band-database-system
Following the move from analog to digital television broadcast, resulting unused spectrum, known as white space, has become available for unlicensed use. New markets in the U.S. and worldwide are being created for white space devices to dynamically access spectrum offering new services such as wireless broadband internet connectivity. Devices in the U.S. are required to query a TV Bands Database to obtain a list of channels that are available for their operation to ensure continued protection of licensed services.
“Telcordia has served the telecom industry for more than 25 years, and possesses deep spectrum management, engineering and consulting expertise in addition to centralized database and hosting services,” said John Malyar, Chief Architect, Interconnection Solutions, Telcordia. “White space device manufacturers will find Telcordia to be a valuable and reliable partner as they prepare to launch products in the U.S. and around the world. We encourage the public, vendors, and interested parties to participate in the FCC’s public trial of the Telcordia White Space Database.”
In the U.S., the Telcordia White Space Database calculates protected contours in accordance with FCC-designated rules and provides a list of available channels that TV Bands White Space devices can use based on their location. The Telcordia White Space Database will also be able to register other FCC-protected sites, such as MVPD receive sites, broadcast auxiliary temporary receive sites, or wireless microphones.
For more information about Telcordia’s White Space solutions, visit http://www.telcordia.com/whitespaces
The Telcordia White Space Database trial can be accessed starting December 7, 2011 at 12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time, visit https://prism.telcordia.com/tvws/home/trial
For more information about Telcordia, visit http://www.telcordia.com.
Telcordia Technologies, Inc.