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1 doc.: IEEE m Submission January 2013 John Notor, Silver Spring NetworksSlide 1 Project: IEEE P Working Group for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Submission Title: FCC TV Band Update – January 2013 Date Submitted: January 13, 2013 Source: John Notor, Notor Research, Silver Spring Networks Address 1548 Arata Court, San Jose, CA Voice: , Abstract:A brief look at recent news regarding TVWS. Purpose:To inform the members of of issues related to TVWS. Notice:This document has been prepared to assist the IEEE P It is offered as a basis for discussion and is not binding on the contributing individual(s) or organization(s). The material in this document is subject to change in form and content after further study. The contributor(s) reserve(s) the right to add, amend or withdraw material contained herein. Release:The contributor acknowledges and accepts that this contribution becomes the property of IEEE and may be made publicly available by P

2 doc.: IEEE m Submission Overview On December 6, 2012, a public notice announced: –the Office of Engineering and Technology Authorizes TV White Space Database Administrators to Provide Service to Unlicensed Devices Operating on Unused TV Spectrum in the East Coast Region. On December 13, 2012, Phil Goldstein published an article in FierceWireless titled: “GOP lawmakers question FCC's push for unlicensed spectrum” The purpose of this presentation is to review these events briefly and comment on the implications. January John Notor, Silver Spring Networks

3 doc.: IEEE m Submission FCC Public Notice The FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) took the following actions: –Approved TV white space database systems to provide service to unlicensed TVWDs operating on the East Coast. –Noted that the delay in authorizing TV white space operation was due to delays created by the roll-out of a wireless microphone registration database for venues using large numbers of unlicensed wireless microphones. –Noted that sufficient time had passed for venue operators to become aware of the opportunity to register unlicensed microphones. –Operation authorized in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina. January John Notor, Silver Spring Networks

4 doc.: IEEE m Submission Implications of Database Authorization The authorization marks the beginning of the possibility for networks based on FCC approved TVWDs to be deployed in the US. As a result: –TVWDs that are certified under the present TVWS rules can be deployed where permitted by the databases. –Once devices are deployed in sufficient numbers, operational issues, including TVWS rules, and database operations can be modified based on experience. This is a quiet sea change from theory and argument to practical applications for unlicensed use of TVWS. January John Notor, Silver Spring Networks

5 doc.: IEEE m Submission FierceWireless Article ‘Republican lawmakers on a House committee said yesterday the FCC should not be "giving away" spectrum by allowing the radio waves between TV broadcast stations to remain open for unlicensed wireless use.’ ‘[During] a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's communications subcommittee…Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)…said that the size of the guard bands the FCC wants to set aside for unlicensed use--6 MHz to 10 MHz chunks--are too large.’ ‘Robert McDowell, a Republican FCC commissioner, said it would be premature for the FCC to set aside new unlicensed spectrum.’ January John Notor, Silver Spring Networks

6 doc.: IEEE m Submission Implications of the debate The view of some is that there is no need for additional unlicensed spectrum. This debate creates an ongoing perception that, even though unlicensed spectrum is clearly effective in a variety of technology markets, it is kind of a weak sister to “real technology” like mobile wireless. January John Notor, Silver Spring Networks

7 doc.: IEEE m Submission References TV Band Database Public Notice: https://mentor.ieee.org/802.18/dcn/12/ fcc- authorizes-tvws-database-operation-on-east-coast.docx FierceWireless Article https://mentor.ieee.org/802.18/dcn/13/ gop- lawmakers-question-fcc-s-push-for-unlicensed-spectrum.pdf January 2013 John Notor, Silver Spring NetworksSlide 7


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