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Protocol to Access White-Space (PAWS) Databases (RFC7545) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241654D
Original Publication Date: 2015-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-May-20

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

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.

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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

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