A wireless broadband platform that works on any frequency between 100 MHz and 6 GHz provides the foundation for a new white space (TVWS) cognitive radio system rolled out this week by Toronto-based Redline Communications Group.
The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative added another TV white space (TVWS) deployment to its portfolio, rolling out a pilot project in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and local Internet service provider UhuruOne to provide wireless broadband access to university students and faculty in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Wireless Internet service provider Cal.net has rolled out a TV white-space (TVWS) network in El Dorado County, Calif., using equipment from Carlson Wireless Technologies.
In an effort to prove the value of TV white-space spectrum (TVWS) and also highlight its spectrum database capabilities, Google joined with a number of companies and public interest groups to launch a network trial with 10 South African schools, which will receive wireless Internet connectivity via a TVWS.
Entities behind the We Heart WiFi effort launched at the SXSW conference are calling on the FCC to expand the amount of TV white-space spectrum (TVWS), alleging such unlicensed spectrum is a necessary ingredient in creating the competition necessary for expanding high-speed broadband to more people.
Google is set to become the third entity approved to a TV white-spaces (TVWS) database if its system passes a 45-day public trial beginning today.
Repeat after me. The FCC is not planning to create gigantic, free Wi-Fi networks. And by the way, TV white space is not the same as Wi-Fi.
Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Hitachi Kokusai Electric and ISB claim to have developed the world's IEEE 802.22 standard-based prototypes of base station and consumer premise equipment for use in TV white-space (TVWS) spectrum from 470 MHz-710 MHz.
France's government granted a license that will allow research organization CEA-Leti to conduct field tests of television white-space (TVWS) equipment using cognitive radios.
As 2013 begins, many of the same old debates regarding the benefits and drawbacks of unlicensed vs. licensed spectrum will rear their heads as will the handwringing regarding the lack of broadband service in rural and remote areas.