MSTV Refutes Microsoft Claims

The Association of Maximum Service Television (MSTV) has responded to Microsoft’s claim that its prototype wireless device for using the so-called white space in the broadcast spectrum was broken.
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The Association of Maximum Service Television (MSTV) has responded to Microsoft’s claim that its prototype wireless device for using the so-called white space in the broadcast spectrum was broken.
MSTV president David Donovan said if you look closely at the data submitted in Microsoft’s latest letter to the FCC, it indicates that the device as originally submitted to the Commision never achieved sensing at the -114 level.
"Using sensing to avoid interference in the TV band is unbelievably risky and has never been proven to work in the real world. If it fails, the interference can go for miles. Moreover, Microsoft's proposed sensing level (-114 dBm) will not protect digital TV sets from interference,” he said.