|[March 04, 2013]
IEEE 802.22.2TM-2012 Completed for Installation and Deployment of Wireless Regional Area Networks in TV White Spaces
PISCATAWAY, N.J. --(Business Wire)--
IEEE (News - Alert), the world's largest professional organization advancing technology
for humanity, today announced that the IEEE 802.22™ Working Group,
recipient of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Emerging
Technology Award, has completed and published the IEEE 802.22.2™-20121
recommended practice for installation and deployment of the IEEE
802.22-2011 standard on Wireless Regional Area Networks
(WRANs) and the IEEE 802.22.1TM-2010 standard.
IEEE 802.22 systems are intended to provide broadband access to wide
regional areas globally and bring reliable and secure high-speed
communications to under-served and un-served rural communities, which
are estimated to include nearly half of the world's population. IEEE
802.22-2011 is the first IEEE 802® standard for operation in
television white spaces, defined as the available or unoccupied TV
channels. It is also the first IEEE standard that focuses on broadband
connectivity in rural areas where most vacant TV channels can be found,
thus helping to bridge the "digital divide." The WhiteSpace Alliance (News - Alert)™
has adopted IEEE 802.22-2011™ into its Wi-FAR™ specification.
This IEEE standard for WRANs takes advantage of the favorable
transmission characteristics of the VHF and UHF TV bands to provide
broadband wireless access over a large area. Each WRAN delivers 22 Mbps
to 29 Mbps typically over 10 km to 30 km radius, depending upon the
country of deployment, without interfering with reception of existing TV
IEEE 802.22 incorporates advanced cognitive radio capabilities including
dynamic spectrum access, incumbent database access and regulatory
policies, accurate geolocation techniques, spectrum sensing, spectrum
etiquette and coexistence for optimal use of the available spectrum.
IEEE 802.22.2 specifies recommended practice to help the deployment of
802.22 systems in a manner that complies with the regulatory
requirements while ensuring that no interference is caused to TV
broadcast systems and licensed auxiliary services.
"Publication of the IEEE 802.22.2-2012 standard will help installation
and deployment of IEEE 802.22-2011 standards-based WRANs, to bring
cost-effective broadband access to rural and remote communities all over
the world," said Dr. Apurva N. Mody, chair of the IEEE 802.22 Wireless
Regional Area Networks Working Group.
Additional information on the standard can be found at http://standards.ieee.org/findstds/standard/802.22.2-2012.html.
To purchase IEEE 802.22.2, visit the IEEE
Deployment of technology specified by the IEEE 802 family of standards
is globally pervasive, driven by the ever-growing needs of networks
around the world. New application areas are constantly being considered
that might leverage the IEEE 802 family of standards in their networks.
To better address the needs of all of these areas, the IEEE 802 family
of standards is constantly evolving and expanding. The success of the
IEEE 802 family of standards-from its inception through today-has been
its fair, open and transparent development process.
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1 IEEE 802.22.2™-2012 "Recommended Practice for Information
Technology�- Telecommunications and information exchange between
systems�Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) - Specific requirements -
Part�22.2: Installation and Deployment of IEEE 802.22 Systems"
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