Planning is now underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, among the first of its kind in Europe. The pilot will use the white spaces that exist between airwaves reserved for digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (470 MHz to 790 MHz).
The pilot aims to test all interactions between devices, databases and Ofcom; to provide an opportunity for industry to conduct trials using the proposed framework; and to gain further information on the coexistence issues between new use by white space devices and existing use for DTT and PMSE.
A number of companies are preparing to take part in the pilot, either as database, device or service providers; providing input and expertise on coexistence testing; offering trial locations; and volunteering as pilot users.
More information can be found on the TV White Spaces Pilot webpages.
For all TV White Spaces correspondence, please email us via our dedicated TV White Spaces inbox: TV.WhiteSpaces@ofcom.org.uk