Category: TVWS Trials

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 Fergus Ewing MSP noted the success of TVWS deployment in Orkney. Speaking in response to Kenneth Gibson MSP, Mr. Ewing stated that “reaching 100 per cent superfast coverage will involve a mix of technologies and Read More …

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 environment, martime autonomous systems. One technology being showcased is the MarTacNet, which was developed in collaboration with the Centre for White Space Communication, Cloudnet IT Solutions, 6Harmonics and Fairspectrum. The Unmanned Warrior exercise will be Read More …

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 implement a TVWS pilot network in Orkney. This project involves the setting-up of Wi-Fi hotspots on three council operated ferries to provide connectivity to passengers during journeys. In addition, further infrastructure will be added to Read More …

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 UHF nodes used to provide connectivity operate in the 470-590 MHz range and achieve an average speed of 5-8 Mbps. For more information, please read their paper or the accompanying article.

Microsoft CEO Skypes over White Space

The TV White Space project by Microsoft Research has been carrying out pilots to connect rural communities in Africa and India to the internet. On the 29th July 2015, students at the Kasturba Gandi Girls Residency School in Srikakulam (India) received a Skype call over a TVWS link from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Nadella was in Nanyukki (Kenya) Read More …