Increasing spectrum supply is good for all wireless carriers, handset vendors, and providers of wireless apps, wireless backhaul, and towers. Wireless demand is still likely to outpace supply, creating incentive and pressure on those without deep spectrum holdings. Emphasis on unlicensed could create opportunities for equipment makers and carriers to build out networks and devices that meet wireless data demands.
FCC by establishing unlicensed use of the Whitespaces has taken a major step towards universal broadband access similar to the UNII bands that are used today for Wi-Fi access. Wi-Fi today is being used to offload the macro network for traffic congestion due to smartphones and dongles, whitespaces which has better propagation properties which will allow users to have indoor penetration as well as indoor femtocell deployment. But the way FCC has carved out chunks of spectrum in different markets due to changes to legislation as well as due to incumbent TV channels, whitesp..
Whitespaces are frequencies allocated to a broadcasting service but remain unused. In the United States, it has gained prominence after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that unlicensed devices that can guarantee that they will not interfere with assigned broadcasts can use the empty white spaces in the frequency spectrum. The TV broadcast band in the United States has evolved through a number of changes over time, primarily due to the FCC’s desire to make more VHF and UHF bandwidth available for wireless usage for communications. TV White Spaces are unused TV broadcast channels, made more available through the transition from analog to digital TV. The FCC has not dictated specific modulation or protocol requirements for TV Band Devices (TVBDs), allowing TV White Space to employ a wide range of devices and applications on an unlicensed basis, similar to Wi-Fi.