Taiwan plans to release white space frequency bands

Date: 17 August 2015
By: Kai-Ti Chiang, Taipei; Adam Hwang

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) plans to release white space frequency bands which will be available for use via application rather than open-bids as early as in 2017, according to NCC.

NCC said it plans to release bands ranging from 500MHz to 600MHz with total bandwidth of about 50MHz. While five TV broadcasters each use 6MHz in the 500-600MHz spectrum to transmit VHF/UHF TV signals, there are unused bands in the spectrum available for release, NCC indicated.

White space bands can be applied to development of innovations including the Internet of Things, wearable devices, smart electric meters and smart gas meters, NCC said.

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