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07-31-2011, 11:18 PM #21
Regarding the 802.22 standard, it's really more geared towards rural broadband than mobile phones. The incredibly broad spectrum involved here requires a lot of complexity (or modularity) on the radio engineering side. I think having a single pocket sized device that will just work on any 802.22 setup is quite a ways off. I'd expect the first CPE devices to be wifi routers with a modular transmitter / antenna component that can be selected based on your area / needs.
Running a base station will most likely exceed the cost / needs of actual consumers with this generation. I wouldn't be surprised if operating one requires a FCC license, and VHF transmitters are not exactly inconspicuous if you want to cover good distance (Think HOA rules and lightning safety).
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