Startups in the TV White Space domain
A note on the burst of activities we saw after the TV White Space ruling by FCC: Seems like a number of companies were formed in the 2007-2010 period, though activities seem to have slowed down over the last 12 months or so. Opportunity for innovative wireless technology or another new tech bill killed by the politics: remains to be seen !
While a host of big companies are already involved in various aspects of TV White Space (see a recent survey on TV White Space Cognitive Radio Patent portfolio); a stream of startups are emerging with an eye on the TVWS applications. Brief info on some of them:
1. Spectrum Bridge
: Formed in 2007, is leading the field trials for TVWS deployment and is one of the Database Admins assigned by FCC. Focus: database, application software, value added services, and full network deployment
Small Silicon Valley Startup, formed in 2004 with ties with UC Berkeley. Built one of the 1st White Space hardware for FCC approval along with the big players – Microsoft, Philips and Motorola. Focus seems to be hardware implementation but they also mention real-time resource monitoring, automated resource management, and self forming and optimizing networking capability in their company profile.
UK based startup founded in 2010. Aims to use the TV White Space for machine-to-machine communication like smart-grid, asset tracking, vehicular systems, remote health monitoring etc. Team looks impressive, not much impact as yet.
4. Key Bridge Global:
A 2001 company which joined the TVWS bandwagon as a database administrator, though the revenue model is unclear for all the database providers. Have created a subsidiary called dsa
, with some generic details about TVWS on the website for now.
A long list of interested parties can be obtained from the current members list of Wireless Innovation
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