Marlon, I'm rather surprised that you would even mention 2.4GHz(wifi I
assume) as a possible technology to use in these bands. Now that they
have cellular technologies specifically designed for BWA purposes
(Canopy and WIMAX are good examples) and given the possibility of a
fresh start to using this spectrum, using an unarguably inferior
technology for BWA like wifi just doesn't make sense. You end up with
the craziness we have right now in the current bands. If testing data
for equipment operation in that band is needed, you could probably
obtain this information from a few companies off the top of my head like
Qualcomm(Flash-OFDM), IPwireless(TD-CDMA) and Airspan(WIMAX and
proprietary), that currently have experience w/ 700MHz.
IMO if they ever release a 'WISP band'(which I would be surprised),
they need to have a GPS synchronized transmission cycle as a
requirement... Here's an idea, make WIMAX as the accepted technology for
that spectrum. Then all you need is the WISP(s) in the area to
coordinate transmission cycles to minimize interference potential. That
leads to a whole other subject, if a 'wisp-band' were opened up, the
WISP industry could potentially be a whole new ball-game...think
companies(AOL, Speakeasy, Covad, etc) spending 10s of millions to go
regional/nation-wide that you would otherwise potentially not have to
compete against. Now THAT would be interesting :-)
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
Looks like we're still TWO years away from being able to use the white
spaces. In a month we'll see the first draft rules from the FCC.
It looks like what they want to do is to get some testing data. I'd
like to propose to them that we be allowed to build a few test systems
using 2.4 ghz to tv band converters. Similar to the 2.4 to 900mhz
I think it's important to have the support of WISPA on this, officially.
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