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The row over US ‘white space’ spectrum continues, with the newly formed Wireless Innovation Alliance stepping up its campaign to convince the FCC and the industry that wireless devices can be used in these areas without interfering with digital TV signals. The WIA last week accused the broadcast industry, as represented by the …

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Tresspassers are Trespassers

If if they detect something "unused" and say they will go away if someone else wants to (lawfully) use the space. No, this silly idea just won't work. The whitespace bozos need to go to 2.4 GHz where they belong.

If they don't accept the part 15 (FCC) rules of non-interference they are bad. Of course, if their technology was so good, why not hide out in some police dispatch frequency when it isn't being used? Besides, if two devices decide upon different places to hide out, how will they find each other? No, it won't fly, and sugar coating it with some lobbying effort won't make it any better.

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So the NAB isn't running a disinformation campaign?

'“A successful consumer transition from analog to digital television is now imperiled by a cadre of companies that have been hoisted on their own flawed technology petard,” said Dennis Wharton, NAB executive VP. “Try as they might, portable unlicensed device advocates like Google and Microsoft cannot run and hide from the fact that their own technology utterly failed FCC testing. That is not ‘misinformation,’ but rather an inconvenient truth.”

Several vendors have now submitted updated devices, claiming improved anti-interference performance, for testing by the FCC. These include Google (actually its first attempt); Philips (whose white spaces ‘sense-and-avoid’gear did pass previous government testing); and start-up Adaptrum.'

Well, Wharton's partly right. His statement isn't misinformation; it's an outright lie.

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Bricks and mortar

Yes, that's right. You bought a brick-built house but we are going to sell all of your mortar to someone else who wants to play cowboy with it. Uh-huh.

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