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

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 delivery models  … including TV white space, which is currently being trialed in Orkney as part of the Scottish Government’s demonstrating digital programme.”

The Centre for White Space Communication has been actively involved with this project since June 2015.

For more information on the Orkney TVWS deployment, please see our project page.

Please see here for a full transcript of the Meeting of Parliament.

Fergus Ewing MSP
Fergus Ewing MSP

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