Ofcom gives green light for ‘TV white space’ wireless technology


Ofcom has today to harness the benefits of an innovative new wireless technology, following a series of  .  ‘White spaces’ are gaps in the radio spectrum in frequency bands, which can be used to offer new wireless applications to benefit consumers and businesses.  Industry is already testing a range of uses for this technology, such as internet access for ships and boats in the Orkney Islands, wireless video streaming of animals at ZSL London Zoo, new ‘machine-to-machine’ networks for flood defence in Oxfordshire and Wi-Fi-like services at the University of Strathclyde.

White space spectrum in the TV frequency band is appealing for industry because it can travel longer distances and more easily through walls than the bands mainly used by other wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Here to read more.

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