Enabling Technologies for a Practical Wireless Communication System Operating in TV White Space

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Executive Summary

The recent regulatory development has opened up new opportunities for unlicensed wireless communication systems to utilize unoccupied TV channels (a.k.a TV White Space or TVWS) in the Very High Frequency (VHF) and UltraHigh-Frequency (UHF) bands. TVWS is defined as the TV bands that can be occupied by secondary (often unlicensed) wireless systems with the condition that the related regulatory and technical requirements are met. The opening of TVWS has catalyzed more innovative and diversified wireless applications, and has invited overwhelming responses from the industrial community. Among others is the mobilization in international standardization initiatives.

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