Google, Carlson launch white space trials in South Africa

Tuesday 26 March 2013 | 09:00 CET | News
Carlson Wireless announced the launch of the first TV White Space (TVWS) trial in South Africa. Led by Google, the trial will test TVWS wireless broadband in ten schools across the Cape Town area. Carlson, the project's equipment vendor, Google and other project partners will attempt to show that broadband can be offered over white spaces without interfering with licensed spectrum holders. To prevent interference with other channels, the network uses Google's spectrum database to determine white space availability. Carlson's RuralConnect Broadband Solution, enabled by the Neul Horizon

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google
Countries: South Africa
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