Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases (RFC7545)
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
V. Chen: AUTHOR [+5]
This section provides some high-level introductory material. Readers are strongly encouraged to read "Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases: Use Cases and Requirements" [RFC6953] for use cases, requirements, and additional background.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) V. Chen, Ed. Request for Comments: 7545 Google Category: Standards Track S. Das ISSN: 2070-1721 Applied Communication Sciences L. Zhu Huawei J. Malyar iconectiv P. McCann Huawei May 2015
Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases
Portions of the radio spectrum that are allocated to licensees are available for non-interfering use. This available spectrum is called "white space". Allowing secondary users access to available spectrum "unlocks" existing spectrum to maximize its utilization and to provide opportunities for innovation, resulting in greater overall spectrum utilization.
One approach to managing spectrum sharing uses databases to report spectrum availability to devices. To achieve interoperability among multiple devices and databases, a standardized protocol must be defined and implemented. This document defines such a protocol, the "Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases".
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7545.
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