Google in their latest submission to the FCC, asked the Commission to designate Google as one of potentially several administrators of a white spaces geolocation database. “its required that such a database be deployed before consumer electronics companies could start selling PCs, smartphones, e-book readers or other devices that used this spectrum. Before sending or receiving data, these devices will be required to connect to the database to determine what frequencies can and can’t be used in a particular location. Licensed television and wireless microphone signals will be fully protected from harmful interference”. “Since launching White Spaces Database Group last Feb, we’ve been working with stakeholders to exchange ideas and perspectives on how to best operate a working database, and we believe we’re in a strong position to build and successfully manage one,” said Google Policy blog.
More info: Google White Spaces Database Proposal