Thank you for your interest in TV white space (TVWS).
Here are some introductory concepts to get you started:
- Dynamic Spectrum Access: A technique by which a radio system dynamically adapts to the local radio spectrum environment in order to determine — and then access — available channels at specific locations.
- White Space (WS): Part of the spectrum that is, or has become, available for radiocommunication by radio systems at a specific time period and in a given geographical area.
- White Space Database (WSDB): An ISED Canada-recognized third party database that maintains records of all licensed services and systems approved to operate within WS frequency bands. The WSDB determines available channels at a specific time and geographic location, and provides lists of available channels to WSDs.
- White Space Database Administrator (WSDBA): A third party service provider designated by Industry Canada to administer a WSDB within Canada.
- White Space Device (WSD): A radio apparatus that operates in the WS frequency bands using dynamic spectrum access techniques.
You can find more information on the television white space database (DBS-01) and equipment (RSS-222) specifications on the ISED white space website.