Goto Section: 15.706 | 15.709 | Table of Contents
Revised as of October 1, 2016
Goto Year:2015 |
§ 15.707 Permissible channels of operation.
(a)(1) All white space devices are permitted to operate on available
channels in the frequency bands 470-698 MHz (TV channels 14-51),
subject to the interference protection requirements in § § 15.711 and
15.712, except as provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(2) White space devices are not permitted to operate on the first
channel above and below TV channel 37 (608-614 MHz) that are available
(i.e., not occupied by an authorized service) until June 23, 2017, but
no later than release of the Channel Reassignment Public Notice upon
completion of the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction, as
defined in § 73.3700(a) of this chapter. If a channel is not available
both above and below channel 37, operation is prohibited on the first
two channels nearest to channel 37. These channels will be identified
and protected in the white space database(s).
(3) 600 MHz guard band. In the 600 MHz guard band between television
and 600 MHz service downlink bands, white space devices may only
operate immediately adjacent to the television band with a maximum
bandwidth of 6 megahertz. White space devices are prohibited from
operating in the three megahertz segment adjacent to the 600 MHz
(4) 600 MHz duplex gap. In the 600 MHz duplex gap, white space devices
shall only operate in the 6 megahertz segment immediately adjacent to
the 600 MHz service uplink band.
(5) 600 MHz service band. White space devices may operate on
frequencies in the 600 MHz service band in areas where 600 MHz band
licensees have not commenced operations, as defined in § 27.4 of this
(6) Channel 37 guard band. White space devices are not permitted to
operate in either three megahertz segment above or below channel 37 if
that spectrum is adjacent to the 600 MHz service band.
(b) Only fixed white space devices that communicate only with other
fixed white space devices may operate on available channels in the
bands 54-72 MHz (TV channels 2-4), 76-88 MHz (TV channels 5 and 6), and
174-216 MHz (TV channels 7-13), subject to the interference protection
requirements in § § 15.711 and 15.712.
[ 80 FR 73070 , Nov. 23, 2015, as amended at 81 FR 4974 , Jan. 29, 2016]
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Goto Section: 15.706 | 15.709
Goto Year: 2015 |
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