Microsoft Backs Unlicensed Spectrum

White Space

Craig Mundie and Bill Gates

A quick welcome back to Daily Wireless, who points to an article on Microsoft backing a carve out for unlicensed spectrum.

From the post: dead link

“Congress should set aside some of the “white space” between TV channels for smart radios and other unlicensed wireless devices, says Microsoft. In a hearing on rural telecommunications in the Senate Commerce Committee, Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s CTO, argued that opening up the broadcast band to unlicensed devices would be a lower-cost alternative to expensive last-mile broadband hookups, particularly in remote areas. , and others have more.”

From the article: still good

“The Association of Maximum Service Television (MSTV), the spectrum-policy watchdog for broadcasters, has long expressed concern that the devices could cause interference to digital TVs, posing a potential impediment to the rollout out of the service just as viewers are starting to buy the sets.”

About Daniel Davenport

Daniel is a digital media executive with internet and broadcast experience. Daniel is currently the executive strategy director at THINK Interactive.

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