UK regulator Ofcom has been considering what restrictions to place on white-space-exploiting cognitive radios, and has concluded that a location-based database is the only way to be sure. The conclusion comes in a statement following up on the consultation Ofcom launched back in February, and concludes that detection mechanisms …
"though tests have demonstrated the difficulty of that approach"
Tell me about it. Tried to get Freeview through any number of boxes; all we got was a bit of static and the Teletubbies.
Cognitive Radio? Had to google/wikipedia that one. Sounds vapourwearish to me.
Give me old fashioned LW or SW radio with cross channel interference (literally cross channel from France), any day.
Oddly you need regulators that allocate spectrum to a master plan. And licences.
Not a consumer gadget with dodgy software, hacked manual overrides, licence free and not ever properly tested.
Spectrum Allocation should be on real needs of the State & Consumer too, not doctrinaire pushing of Digital vs Analogue agendas and fundrasing.
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