White Spaces: The Wait for Devices

The FCC's decision to open up more spectrum for mobile wireless, reported yesterday by my colleague Olga Kharif, is a big step forward. But it's going to be some time before products emerge to take advantage of

The FCC’s decision to open up more spectrum for mobile wireless, reported yesterday by my colleague Olga Kharif, is a big step forward. But it’s going to be some time before products emerge to take advantage of “white spaces.” I think the 12 to 18 months predicted by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is probably wildly optimistic.

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