Strath Engineering

Welcome to the Centre for

White Space Communications

a multi-disciplinary international centre engaging with
industry, government and academic partners to undertake
R&D in areas related to White Space radio spectrum

White Space.. what is it?

The term 'White Space' refers to portions of licensed radio spectrum that licensees do not use all of the time or in all geographical locations. Several regulators around the world are moving towards allowing unlicensed access to these frequencies, subject to the proviso that licensed transmissions are not adversely affected. By allowing access to these White Space frequencies, more effective and efficient use of the radio spectrum is envisaged. Read More


Projects
Read about R&D projects such as the White Space rural broadband trial being conducted on the Isle of Bute, Scotland, in partnership with BT, the BBC, Steepest Ascent, Berg Design, and Netpropagate Corporation. Read More


Work With Us
The Centre is industry focused and is engaged in industry driven R&D activities. Industry can work with us in a number of ways. Read More

Latest News

IIT Bombay Connects 13 Villages using TVWS

Students from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have created a mesh-network that connects 13 rural locations using TVWS. The
IIT Bombay Connects 13 Villages using TVWS

Indian Government Issue Experimental TVWS Licenses

The Indian Government has announced the issue of 8 experimental TVWS licenses in the 470-583 MHz band. Professor Nwana, executive
Indian Government Issue Experimental TVWS Licenses

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announce 2016 Global Summit

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance have announced the date and agenda of their 2016 global summit. On April 26th-28th in Bogota,
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Announce 2016 Global Summit

Mawingu Networks: Bucket-Fi

In and around Nanyuki (Kenya), a large scale TVWS network has been deployed by Mawingu Networks to provide affordable internet access
Mawingu Networks: Bucket-Fi

The Scotsman Note the Success of TVWS Trials

A recent article by The Scotsman describes and discusses the potential for White Space technology to solve connection issues in
The Scotsman Note the Success of TVWS Trials

Microsoft CEO Skypes over White Space

The TV Shite Space project by Microsoft Research has been carrying out pilots to connect rural communities in Africa and India
Microsoft CEO Skypes over White Space

White Space Technology Trials Rolled Out Across UK

A number of TV White Space trials have been rolled out across the UK in collaboration with Ofcom. The trials
White Space Technology Trials Rolled Out Across UK

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Formed

Twenty-three companies and organizations from across the world have joined forces to launch the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance - a global
Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Formed