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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

Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing says TVWS will help facilitate 100 percent superfast coverage.

In the 14th Sept Meeting of Parliament, while discussing issues relating to the distribution of high speed broadband, Cabinet Secretary
Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing says TVWS will help facilitate 100 percent superfast coverage.

President Obama Acknowledges Mawingu Networks Success in Kenya

In his remarks at the US-Africa Business Forum President Obama highlighted 4Africa project, the collaboration between Microsoft and Mawingu Networks,
President Obama Acknowledges Mawingu Networks Success in Kenya

NuRAN Wireless and Globe Telecom Complete TVWS Trial in Philipenes

NuRAN Wireless and Globe Telecom have completed a trial demonstrating the use of TVWS technology as a wireless backhaul. Trials, conducted
NuRAN Wireless and Globe Telecom Complete TVWS Trial in Philipenes

BAE Systems Demonstrate TVWS Technology at Unmanned Warrior

BAE Systems will play a role in the upcoming Unmanned Warrior exercise. This exercise will demonstrate, in a tactically representative
BAE Systems Demonstrate TVWS Technology at Unmanned Warrior

Microsoft Applies to FCC for Rural Broadband Tests

Microsoft has filed application for special temporary authority (STA) from the FCC to test sensors in the white space VHF
Microsoft Applies to FCC for Rural Broadband Tests

White Space Pilot in Orkney

In June 2015, the Centre for White Space Communication was awarded a grant from the Scottish Government to develop and
White Space Pilot in Orkney

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