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Research and Markets: Developing a Global Ecosystem for TV White Spaces


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Developing a Global Ecosystem for TV White Spaces" report to their offering.

Recent years have seen much progress towards understanding how TV white spaces (TVWS) might be used, in terms of regulation, technology, and potential services. The USA has finalised its rules for using TVWS and regulation is on its way in the UK. Consensus is forming around using geolocation databases to manage access to TVWS, and this will act as a catalyst to further TVWS rule-making.

Some promising applications are emerging, too, including TVWS-based broadband systems that could finally connect the world's hardest-to-reach communities in rural and remote areas. But the TVWS ecosystem is at a nascent stage, with concrete steps taken towards regulation taken by only a few countries, technology standards not yet complete, and uncertainties remaining about TVWS applications and business models. There are also enduring concerns from incumbent users, particularly programme making and special events (PMSE), that white space devices could cause harmful interference to their services. These issues need to be addressed for the TVWS industry to fully emerge and prosper.

Developing a Global Ecosystem for TV White Spaces evaluates the status of the emerging TVWS industry, assessing developments in regulation, technologies, trials, and applications. It explores what remains to be done for a global TVWS ecosystem to materialise and how long this might take. The report considers the attitudes of regulators and industry towards TVWS proposals against the background of these developments, drawing on data gathered during a survey undertaken by PolicyTracker in Q2 2012.

PolicyTracker report:

- Includes findings from PolicyTracker's survey, revealing the opinions of regulators and industry stakeholders on TVWS developments.

- Evaluates the emerging use cases for TVWS, including rural broadband, extended-range hotspots, machine-to-machine communications, cellular offload, and LTE over TVWS.

- Discusses the progress of TVWS rule-making in the USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, and elsewhere, and assesses if and when regulation will go global.

- Reviews the progress of technology development and standardisation, and gauges the timescales for bringing TVWS systems and devices to market.

- Assesses how the remaining barriers to the emerging TVWS ecosystem can be overcome.

- Introduces a TVWS industry maturity model which maps out five key stages of evolution.

- Looks at the prospects for dynamic spectrum sharing beyond the TV band and identifies the key candidate bands.Developing a Global Ecosystem for TV White Spaces

Companies Mentioned

- 6Harmonics

- Adaptrum

- Airspan Networks

- Alcatel-Lucent

- Aurora Wireless

- Carlson

- Adaptrum

- Airspan Networks

- Alcatel-Lucent

- Aurora Wireless

- Carlson Wireless

- Dell Huawei

- InterDigital

- Koos Technical Services (KTS)

- MELD Technology (Meldtech)

- Microsoft

- Neul

- RadiSys

- TVWS Alliance

- Technology (Meldtech)

- Microsoft

- and many more....

For more information visit

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Telecommunications and Networks

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