Seven leading technology companies today announced that they are working
together to facilitate the timely creation and operation of a white
spaces database to govern use of the vacant television broadband
spectrum, commonly known as TV white spaces. Founding members of the
White Spaces Database Group include Comsearch, Dell, Google Inc., HP,
Microsoft Corporation, Motorola Inc., and NeuStar.
With a goal of bringing the benefits of white spaces to consumers as
soon as possible, the Group intends to establish data formats and
protocols that are open and non-proprietary and will advocate that
database administration be open and non-exclusive.
In November 2008, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously
approved the use of white spaces spectrum by unlicensed devices.
Pursuant to that decision, white spaces devices will be required to
access a white spaces database to determine available channels before
transmit capabilities are engaged. After eight months of thorough
laboratory and field-testing, the Commission established geo-location
based methods are fully adept at identifying television signals and
a CommScope company, has more than 30 years of experience providing
spectrum management, software, and data solutions to the wireless
markets. Solutions focus on key areas of spectrum management including
strategic consultation, wireless engineering, frequency planning and
administration, spectrum sharing and microwave relocation, and
interference monitoring and measurements. CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks.
Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services they trust and value.
About Google Inc.
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people
around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford
Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web
property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising
program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while
enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered
in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
For more information, please visit http://www.google.com.
HP, the world’s largest technology company, simplifies the technology
experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans
printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure.
More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and
is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband
communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety
solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is
leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and
governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT)
had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please
NeuStar (NYSE: NSR) provides market-leading and innovative services that
enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and
enterprises around the world. Visit NeuStar online at www.NeuStar.biz.
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