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Friday, August 02, 2019

Scope, regulation and databases, the three pillars for the advancement of TV white spaces

Martha Suárez, president of the DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance), spoke with Convergencialatina about regulatory efforts in Latin America. Colombia and Trinidad Tobago are the only countries with existing frameworks, while there is an opportunity to use TVWS for rural broadband.

The regional map of regulatory efforts in TV White Spaces (TVWS) shows two specific cases: Colombia, which published the regulations in 2017, and Trinidad and Tobago, which did so a year later. Martha Suárez, president of the DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance), confided to Convergencialatina that other advanced countries in spectrum sharing regulation - of which TVWS is an alternative - are Mexico, Ecuador and Peru, in addition to Brazil that has it in its 2020 agenda.

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