Presentation on theme: "White Space Trials, Databases, and Applications"— Presentation transcript:
1White Space Trials, Databases, and Applications Paul W. GarnettDirector Technology Policy
2Challenge: Growing Demand 24 HOURSUPLOADED EVERY60 SECONDS20X - 40XOVER THE NEXTFIVE YEARS50 BILLIONCONNECTED DEVICESBY 202035X2009 LEVELSBY 2014Video UploadsStreaming Video Increasing Wireless DemandDevices Proliferation*Mobile Data Traffic***See Ericsson Press Release, quoting its President and Chief Executive Officer Hans Vestberg, April 13, 2010, available at**. Federal Communications Commission, Staff Technical Paper, Mobile Broadband: The Benefits of Additional Spectrum, OBI Technical Paper No. 6 (Oct. 2010).
3Challenge: Universal BB Access 2 Billion Internet Connected Consumers555 Million Wired Broadband Subscribers943 Million Wireless Broadband Subscribers5 BillionCell Phones*2010 Estimates: ITU World Telecommunications/ ICT Indicators database
4Spectrum Policy Needs to Become More Nimble Most Spectrum Is Not Used Most of the TimeWe Are Experiencing Exponential Mobile Data GrowthWe Need to Promote Technologies That Make More Efficient Use of SpectrumIncreasingly sophisticated online databases that automate spectrum allocation and use.Wideband radios with sensing, channel notching, suppression, bonding, and other capabilities.
5Our Ask of Policy Makers We need policy makers to create opportunities for new technologies that are available today AND more nimble policy frameworksWe need policies that allow dynamic access to more spectrum across a range of bands, enabling complementary shorter-range and wide-area networks, and automated and adaptive solutions.Powerful, yet inexpensive hardware and software technologies now offer new and more attractive solutions to our longstanding spectrum allocation problems (cognitive radios, online databases that automate spectrum allocation and data networks that can dynamically modulate their transmission power)Adopting these advances will enhance the user experience by enabling literally billions of new devices as they go live over the course of the next decade on the Internet of Things.TVWS is a FIRST STEPThe FCC’s TVWS regulations create a version one opportunity. Greater capabilities and spectrum bands can and should be enabled.
7White Spaces Trials & Demos WANVTXVANCIsle of ButeHelsinkiCompleted or OngoingCambridgeJapanSouth KoreaPlannedSingapore
8NAB Show, Las Vegas, Nevada Xbox Live 1080p HD video streaming over TV white spaces spectrum. Used single 6 MHz channels supplied by MSR prototype database.Simulated licensed wireless microphone registration, showing seamless channel changing.Consistent throughput of approx. 8.8 Mbps downstream and approx. 2.3 Mbps upstream. Long range links established from the Wynn and Hilton Hotels miles and .5 miles, respectively. Achieved throughput of 5 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream on .8 mile link.
9Cambridge, England Trial Objectives Assess the potential of TV white spaces to:Deliver cost-efficient broadband access to rural communitiesOffload wireless data demand in urban centres andOpen the way for innovative business models.Test and measurement program to help inform Ofcom’s regulatory proceedings.
11Trial Overview Overview Multiple use cases: Location based services, machine-to-machine, local content delivery, rural broadband.Wide area coverage: When completed, 17 base stations will cover much of the city centre and some surrounding areas.Unprecedented industry partnership: Arqiva, BBC, BT, BSkyB, Cambridge Consultants, CRFS, Neul, Nokia, TTP, Samsung. More to come.Multiple hardware suppliers: Adaptrum, KTS, Neul, and 6Harmonics.Multiple whitespaces databases: Microsoft and Spectrum Bridge.Government support: Test licenses approved with cooperation of Ofcom. Local government support.The Cambridge trial will be of unprecedented scope, both in terms of the partnership and the use cases.