Dynamic spectrum management improves the efficiency of wireless spectrum usage. Use WaveDB - Nominet’s cloud-based database and tools.

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The majority of the spectrum is underused. Understanding current and intended use, then managing access dynamically, means more efficient spectrum usage than allocating on a purely exclusive basis. Using a geolocation database with details of assets and rules, dynamic spectrum management enables spectrum to be allocated in real-time based on location, radio parameters and usage.

WaveDB is a cloud-based system designed to answer the needs of country regulators and network operators. The platform supports multiple frequency bands and regulatory frameworks.

If you are interested in finding out more about what WaveDB can do for you, if you want to start using WaveDB Explore or to deploy TVWS networks, register your interest.

WaveDB enables you to

  • Connect more citizens to the internet
  • Protect incumbent users from interference
  • Enforce usage of authorised devices only
  • Monitor spectrum usage
  • Manage a variety of different spectrum ranges

The WaveDB platform enables spectrum sharing, whatever the band. WaveDB currently supports TV White Space frameworks and it has been designed to be fully customisable for other sharing and licensing agreements.

Channel Availability

Alongside live deployments we have developed a set of sophisticated channel availability and mapping tools – WaveDB Explore – to help you plan and deploy successfully.

WaveDB Explore clearly shows you spectrum availability in your target region, currently for TVWS bands. For example, the map below shows an area to the south of Chicago, USA


By overlaying channel availability with in-built social demographic data, WaveDB Explore will show you where TV White Space will improve connectivity. Perhaps more importantly, this will identify previously unreachable areas where you can now offer a service that will be economically viable for you and your customers.


By using WAVEDB services you can:

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Reduce time to market

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Customise framework for local policy & regulation

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Reduce time by testing rules in simulation

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Enable manufacturers to start integration in advance

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Maximize availability

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Benefit from enforcement & enablement functions


Nominet recommend an agile approach to dynamic spectrum rollout to allow for testing and fine-tuning.

TVWS Diagram
  1. Agree concept with key stakeholders
  2. Set-up database, run pilots and design framework
  3. Review with key stakeholders and approve framework
  4. Launch

Get in touch

Please contact us on the details below

UK: +44 202 821 4256

US: +1 267 908 3004

Email: [email protected]