IEEE 802.19.1 Standard Published

WiFi | In Compliance Magazine

The IEEE has published a new standard for the coexistence in the TV white space among different or independently operated wireless networks. IEEE 802.19.1 is the “standard for TV white space (TVWS) coexistence methods.” The standard is available for purchase on the IEEE’s website.


“IEEE 802.19.1 specifies radio technology independent methods for coexistence among dissimilar or independently operated wireless networks operating in TVWS. The standard is also intended to do the following:

  • Leverage the cognitive radio capabilities of the TVWS devices, including geolocation awareness and access to information databases;
  • Specify a coexistence discovery and information server, which gathers and provides coexistence information regarding TVWS networks;
  • Specify a coexistence manager, which utilizes the information from the coexistence server in order to enhance the coexistence of the TVWS networks; and
  • Define common coexistence architecture and protocols, as well as several profiles to enable cost-efficient and flexible deployment of the coexistence system in various scenarios.”

*Description from IEEE website

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