Welcome to the Strathclyde Centre for

White Space Communications

The University of Strathclyde’s Centre for White Space Communciations is 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.   Contact Us

5GRuralFirst

With Cisco as the named lead, and principal partner the University of Strathclyde, the network of 32 organisations includies  BBC R&D, Microsoft, BT, 5GIC, Parallel Wireless, Lime Microsystems, Zeerta Networks, the Agi-EpiCentre and Scottish Futures Trust. The project will aim to create a complete end-to-end rural 5G testbed system for...
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5GRuralFirst

Centre for White Space at Turing Talks Conference

On the 13th of June, the Centre for White Space Communication presented a poster at the Turing Talks conference in Edinburgh. The poster focused on the use of TVWS to provide Internet Access in the Developing World, and overviewed the work completed by Mawingu Networks in Kenya as well as...
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Centre for White Space at Turing Talks Conference

Centre for White Space Communication Honoured at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards.

At the recent Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Cape Town, in May, the Centre for White Space Communication was privileged to receive "The Award for a Student-Led Initiative or Research on New Opportunities for Dynamic Spectrum Access". It's the first time the DSA has formally celebrated the achievements of...
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Centre for White Space Communication Honoured at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Awards.

Centre for White Space Communication Receive Chariman’s Award from BAE Systems

At an event held in Glasgow on the 27th of October, the Centre for White Space Communication received a Chairman's Award from BAE Systems for its part in the MarTacNet project. This innovative maritime project uses TVWS to provide high-bandwidth, long-range communication and was developed in collaboration with BAE Systems,...
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Centre for White Space Communication Receive Chariman’s Award from BAE Systems

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...
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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, as a successful international endeavor. In the two years since our last forum, American and African companies have concluded deals worth nearly $15 billion, which will support African development across...
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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 in Cebu and Bohol, reached speeds of up to 10Mb/s over distances of 7-12Km. Tests were completed over a period of 8 months. Globe have claimed to be the...
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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 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...
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BAE Systems Demonstrate TVWS Technology at Unmanned Warrior

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