Ofcom is progressing plans for the introduction of new wireless technology in the UK – the first country in Europe likely to do so. With trials already taking place across the country, – the latest organisations to launch TV ‘white space’ trials, using the technology to stream live footage of animals to YouTube.
This technology uses gaps in radio spectrum that exist in between frequency bands, called white space, to offer new wireless applications that will benefit consumers and businesses. . Ofcom is working with industry to test how this technology might be put into practice. The trials test a range of uses, such as internet access for rural communities, Wi-Fi-like services, wireless video streaming, or new ‘machine-to-machine’ networks. Following completion of the trials, testing and policy development, Ofcom expects the technology could be rolled out during 2015; enabling the use of new wireless applications to benefit consumers and businesses across the country. Here to read more.