Martin hopeful on white spaces use

24 Sep 2008

The head of the US telecoms regulator says he is in favour of using vacant spectrum for commercial services. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin was speaking ahead of a meeting which brings together representatives from firms including Google, Microsoft and Dell, all of which are keen to see the so-called white spaces utilised to provide applications such as wireless internet access. Martin says he hopes that the FCC will be able to make a decision on the unlicensed use of white spaces by the end of this year. ‘It would certainly be very helpful if we could find a way to use them for wireless broadband services and to do that in a way that doesn’t create inference,’ Dow Jones quotes Martin as saying.

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