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Analyst Angle: 3.5 GHz and 5G – learning from the TV white space debacle

Learning from the TV white space debacle Some wireless technologies, such as "4G" and Wi-Fi, have been so successful and have become so much a part of our lives that people might assume all wireless technologies must be similarly triumphant. However, history is littered with...

Researchers send data over UHF ‘Super’ Wi-Fi

"Due to the popularity of cable, satellite and Internet TV, the UHF spectrum is one of the most underutilized portions of the wireless spectrum in the United States. That's a bitter irony because the demand for mobile data services is expected to grow tenfold...

Broadcasters, regulators comment on white space

FCC wants to reserve UHF channels for unlicensed use, NAB cries foul WASHINGTON – The FCC has proposed that, after the next incentive auction, one UHF channel in each market be set aside for unlicensed white space devices like wireless microphones. The move signals an acknowledgement...

Super Wi-Fi from Microsoft coming to Seattle

Super Wi-Fi runs over unused TV white space Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced Microsoft had installed a novel "super Wi-Fi system" at the popular Seattle Center that is said to provide users with data speeds 5,000-times faster than the previous Wi-Fi system. This is the latest step...

#SXSW: Super Wi-Fi could foster connectivity access

FCC planning reverse, forward auctions of Super Wi-Fi in 2016 AUSTIN, Texas – Unused television broadcast spectrum, sometimes referred to as super Wi-Fi, could be used to provide Internet access to otherwise underserved communities, according to panelists at South by Southwest. Mary Ellen Carroll, a designer,...

EMEA: Microsoft brings white space networks to Africa

When Microsoft and Spectra Wireless announced the first commercial Internet service network in Africa to use TV white spaces, university students in Ghana saw an immediate cost savings. But not everyone is cheering. Apparently, the U.S. software giant's interest in Africa is making many carriers on...

LatAm: Alliance conducting white space trial for broadband in Brazil

Even though the use of white space is not regulated in Brazil, the WhiteSpace Alliance is conducting a pilot test to check its availability for potential broadband use. White space is frequency that is assigned for television broadcasting but not fully utilized. According to the WhiteSpace Alliance,...

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