Spectrum for Mobile TV Services

All progress is precarious and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

Martin Luther King

13.1 Introduction

The wireless industry convention CTIA Wireless is always highly anticipated for potential insight into new wireless devices and technologies that will be unleashed during the ensuing year. However, CTIA Wireless 2009 at San Diego surprised all when the industry leaders sought an unprecedented 800 MHz of additional wireless spectrum. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski was forced to make a reference to a petition on the looming crisis of lack of “licensed spectrum” and to resolve to provide more “oxygen” to the industry. So is the world faced with the threat of a Malthusian ...

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