The MyDigitalBridge Foundation in partnership with Microsoft and Adaptrum has successfully trialled the Namibian TV White Spaces (TVWS) pilot project, with the aim of creating a “blueprint of broadband internet connectivity” for the country.
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Africa hides a huge technological potential that, with support from the private sector and cooperation between African regions, can transform the continent into a more competitive player in the global market, concluded speakers at the introduction...
Representatives lobbying at World Economic Forum conference to free up frequency spectrum to help to develop cheap and reliable internet access across Africa
Paul Conneally's insight:
Microsoft’s and Google’s representatives were lobbying at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 conference in Cape Town to free up the frequency spectrum from tight regulatory controls on the continent, which would help to develop cheap and reliable internet access across Africa.
The issue of White Spaces has been generating a great deal of discussion worldwide, and ITU is bringing together public and private stakeholders for fruitful debate and information sharing. This workshop centered on the best practices for national and international regulations in relation to dynamic spectrum access and gathered over 100 expert participants from around the world.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - At Cape Town's Elswood Secondary School, even the metal grills welded into its walls did not deter burglars from ripping out the copper cables that delivered Internet to the students...
Interpreting the map is sort of opposite of what you would expect. A more appropriate title would be "map of unavailable white spaces," since the more concentrated the color coded areas are, the less chance any spectrum is available.