ENP Newswire -
Release date- 02102013 - Ofcom has today announced the organisations taking part in
Over the next six months, around 20 public and private organisations will be participating in Ofcom's pilot by running trials to test a variety of innovative applications - ranging from sensors that monitor the behaviour of cities, to dynamic information for road users and rural broadband in hard to reach places.1
BT and Neul
BT and technology specialist Neul2 will work with the
Working with the
Click4internet, KTS & SineCom
Internet service provider, Click4internet, will use white spaces to test rural broadband in hard to reach places obscured by thick foliage or challenging topography. Unlike other forms of wireless technologies, such as regular Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, the radio waves used by white space devices will be able to travel larger distances and easily through solid objects. This is because they would use the lower frequencies that have traditionally been reserved for TV. They will work with technology partners, KTS & SineCom to deliver the pilot.6
A number of companies, including Google, Nominet, LS telcom, iconectiv,
How white spaces work
These new services will utilise the gaps, or 'white spaces', that sit in the frequency band used to broadcast digital terrestrial TV. Some of these gaps may be used by other applications, such as wireless microphones, but only at certain times.
White space devices would access the spaces at times when they are vacant, by communicating their locations to a database designed to minimise the risk of interference with any existing users. This is a creative and efficient way to get the most from spectrum - the vital but finite resource that supports all wireless technology.
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