Google opens up TV white space spectrum database API for curious devs and big business alike

Google opens up TV white space spectrum database API for curious devs and big business alike

Google has opened up an API for its database of TV white space spectrum in the US , allowing interested devs and businesses to explore the data with a view to providing services on the bands.

White space spectrum is often referred to as the gap between traditional spectrum bands (often fitted around the frequencies of TV broadcasts) and can be used for all sorts of different data services.

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Indeed, Google says that it already has one commercial customer signed up to use the dynamic sharing Spectrum Database and API; Adaptrum, a company providing public Wi-Fi on the campus of West Virginia University (WVU).

➤ Launching our spectrum database to help users dynamically access TV white space spectrum [Google Public Policy Blog]

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