NAB to FCC: Don't Repeat White Spaces Database Flaws

Cautions Against Using Same Approach to 3.5 GHz Band Plan

The NAB has warned the FCC about using its flawed white spaces database to attempt to protect against interference in the 3.5 GHz band.

The FCC plans to vote next week on a framework for opening up 150 MHz of spectrum in that band for wireless broadband use, just as it did with the so-called "white spaces" in the broadcast band.

NAB last month asked the FCC to suspend use of the database, citing "serious design flaws," including allowing inaccurate information like fake serial numbers or false contact information. NAB said it also found that a third of the devices in the database listed erroneous, sometimes "wildly inaccurate" information.

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