Some initial results and observations from a series of trials within the Ofcom TV white spaces pilot

Oliver Holland, Shuyu Ping, Nishanth Sastry, Pravir Chawdhry, Jean Marc Chareau, James Bishop, Hong Xing, Suleyman Taskafa, Adnan Aijaz, Michele Bavaro, Philippe Viaud, Tiziano Pinato, Emanuele Anguili, Mohammad Reza Akhavan, Julie McCann, Yue Gao, Zhijin Qin, Qianyun Zhang, Raymond Knopp, Florian KaltenbergerDominique Nussbaum, Rogerio Dionisio, Jose Ribeiro, Paulo Marques, Juhani Hallio, Mikko Jakobsson, Jani Auranen, Reijo Ekman, Heikki Kokkinen, Jarkko Paavola, Arto Kivinen, Tomaz Solc, Mihael Mohorcic, Ha Nguyen Tran, Kentaro Ishizu, Takeshi Matsumura, Kazuo Ibuka, Hiroshi Harada, Keiichi Mizutani

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TV White Spaces (TVWS) technology allows wireless devices to opportunistically use locally-available TV channels enabled by a geolocation database. The UK regulator Ofcom has initiated a pilot of TVWS technology in the UK. This paper concerns a large- scale series of trials under that pilot. The purposes are to test aspects of white space technology, including the white space device and geolocation database interactions, the validity of the channel availability/powers calculations by the database and associated interference effects on primary services, and the performances of the white space devices, among others. An additional key purpose is to perform research investigations such as on aggregation of TVWS resources with conventional resources and also aggregation solely within TVWS, secondary coexistence issues and means to mitigate such issues, and primary coexistence issues under challenging deployment geometries, among others. This paper provides an update on the trials, giving an overview of their objectives and characteristics, some aspects that have been covered, and some early results and observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 81st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781479980888
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015
Event81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201514 May 2015


Conference81st IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC Spring 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Field trials
  • Geolocation databases
  • TV white spaces


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