Goto Section: 15.714 | 15.717 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 15.715 White space database administrator.
The Commission will designate one or more entities to administer the
white space database(s). The Commission may, at its discretion, permit
the functions of a white space database, such as a data repository,
registration, and query services, to be divided among multiple
entities; however, it will designate specific entities to be a database
administrator responsible for coordination of the overall functioning
of a database and providing services to white space devices. Each
database administrator designated by the Commission shall:
(a) Maintain a database that contains the information described in
(b) Establish a process for acquiring and storing in the database
necessary and appropriate information from the Commission's databases
and synchronizing the database with the current Commission databases at
least once a week to include newly licensed facilities or any changes
to licensed facilities.
(c) Establish a process for registering fixed white space devices and
registering and including in the database facilities entitled to
protection but not contained in a Commission database, including MVPD
(d) Establish a process for registering facilities where part 74 low
power auxiliary stations are used on a regular basis.
(e) Provide accurate lists of available channels and the corresponding
maximum permitted power for each available channel to fixed, mobile,
and personal/portable white space devices that submit to it the
information required under § 15.713(e), (g), and (h) based on their
geographic location and provide accurate lists of available channels
and the corresponding maximum permitted power for each available
channel to fixed, mobile, and Mode II devices requesting lists of
available channels for Mode I devices. Database administrators may
allow prospective operators of white space devices to query the
database and determine whether there are vacant channels at a
(f) Establish protocols and procedures to ensure that all
communications and interactions between the white space database and
white space devices are accurate and secure and that unauthorized
parties cannot access or alter the database or the list of available
channels sent to a white space device consistent with the provisions of
(g) Make its services available to all unlicensed white space device
users on a non-discriminatory basis.
(h) Provide service for a five-year term. This term can be renewed at
the Commission's discretion.
(i) Respond in a timely manner to verify, correct and/or remove, as
appropriate, data in the event that the Commission or a party brings
claim of inaccuracies in the database to its attention. This
requirement applies only to information that the Commission requires to
be stored in the database.
(j) Transfer its database along with the IP addresses and URLs used to
access the database and list of registered fixed white space devices,
to another designated entity in the event it does not continue as the
database administrator at the end of its term. It may charge a
reasonable price for such conveyance.
(k) The database must have functionality such that upon request from
the Commission it can indicate that no channels are available when
queried by a specific white space device or model of white space
(l) If more than one database is developed, the database administrators
shall cooperate to develop a standardized process for providing on a
daily basis or more often, as appropriate, the data collected for the
facilities listed in § 15.713(b)(2) to all other white space databases
to ensure consistency in the records of protected facilities.
(m) Provide a means to make publicly available all information the
rules require the database to contain, including fixed white space
device registrations and voluntarily submitted protected entity
information, except the information provided by 600 MHz band licensees
pursuant to § 15.713(j)(10)(v) and (vi) of this part shall not be made
(n) Establish procedures to allow part 27 600 MHz service licensees to
upload the registration information listed in § 15.713(j)(10) for areas
where they have commenced operations, as defined in § 27.4 of this
chapter, and to allow the removal and replacement of registration
information in the database when corrections or updates are necessary.
(o) Remove from the database the registrations of fixed white space
devices that have not checked the database for at least three months to
update their channel lists. A database administrator may charge a new
registration fee for a fixed white space device that is removed from
the database under this provision but is later re-registered.
(p) Establish procedures to allow health care facilities to register
the locations of facilities where they operate WMTS networks on channel
(q) Establish procedures to allow unlicensed wireless microphone users
in the 600 MHz band to register with the database and to provide lists
of channels available for wireless microphones at a given location.
[ 80 FR 73070 , Nov. 23, 2015, as amended at 81 FR 4975 , Jan. 29, 2016;
86 FR 2296 , Jan. 12, 2021]
Goto Section: 15.714 | 15.717
Goto Year: 2020 |
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