TV White Spaces -Tech & Op Requirements Consultation

Main message from this post – two reports have been released for public consultation that relate to technical issues for uses of the TV White Spaces. Hence they may be of interest to this community. They are worth taking a look at – though we will post some points at a later stage.

What are they?

  • Draft ECC Report 185 “Further definition of technical and operational requirements for the operation of white space devices in the band 470-790 MHz”;
  • Draft ECC Report 186 “Technical and operational requirements for the operation of white space devices under geo-location approach”.

Where are they?

You have to go to this page and then download them. They are part of a longer list of reports on very many other things. Scroll down to Report 185 and 186.

Where did they come from? 

The 62nd meeting of WG SE has approved the two draft ECC Reports developed by SE43 for submission to the Public Consultation process. Yes a whole load of acronyms for those not from this space. The ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) is one of three autonomous business committees under CEPT (European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations) and is responsible for electronic communications matters. The ECC has working groups including a working group on Spectrum Engineering (SE) and SE 43 explicitly looks at White Spaces & Cognitive Radio Systems.

What should you do about them?

The  above reports will be in the public consultation phase until November 14, 2012. CEPT administrations as well as any other interested parties  are free to comment. There is a template online for comments which should be forwarded to Mr. Jean-Philippe Kermoal, ECO ( by e-mail.


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