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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 …

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"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.

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WTF?

Huh?

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.

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Not enough.

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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