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following the debate on the sharing of global spectrum, especially the discussion on how or if we allocate unused spectrum aka White Spaces
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MyDigitalBridge Foundation, Microsoft conclude successful TV White Spaces trial in Namibia

MyDigitalBridge Foundation, Microsoft conclude successful TV White Spaces trial in Namibia | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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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TV White Spaces comes under fire as number of African pilots grows | balancingact-africa.com

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Using wireless technology innovation to enable cloud-connected experiences in Ghana and beyond - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Using wireless technology innovation to enable cloud-connected experiences in Ghana and beyond - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and corporate affairs. On this blog, Microsoft shares thoughts on how the computing revolution can accelerate economic growth by enabling companies and individuals to increase productivity, collaboration and job creation. In addition, issues such as privacy, piracy and public affairs will be addressed.
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The Philippines rolls out telemedicine with TV White Spaces | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

The Philippines rolls out telemedicine with TV White Spaces | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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White Spaces & Dark Fiber: Internet Giants Angle For Control Of The Internet's Pipes

White Spaces & Dark Fiber: Internet Giants Angle For Control Of The Internet's Pipes | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon are quietly going to war with the telecom giants for control of the Internet's backbone.
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White spaces anyone? Google opens its spectrum database to developers

White spaces anyone? Google opens its spectrum database to developers | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Google is removing the velvet ropes from its white spaces database in the U.S. Any device maker can now search their locales for unused TV frequencies and stake a claim on those airwaves.
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BT, Microsoft and Google to take part in UK 'white space' trial - Telegraph

BT, Microsoft and Google to take part in UK 'white space' trial - Telegraph | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
The UK will be among the first countries in the world to road-test ‘white space’ technology, which could help support the next wave of wireless innovation, Ofcom has announced.
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Google TV White Spaces Approval Should Raise Technology’s Profile

Google TV White Spaces Approval Should Raise Technology’s Profile | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Google on Friday gained FCC approval to operate a database system to support broadband wireless communications in TV white spaces spectrum.
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Microsoft rolls out white space Internet in Africa

Microsoft rolls out white space Internet in Africa | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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...
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Google’s balloon-based wireless networks may not be a crazy idea

Google’s balloon-based wireless networks may not be a crazy idea | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Wireless Internet from balloons? It's not that great a leap from existing tech.
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Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa (Wired UK)

Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa (Wired UK) | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps
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Microsoft, Google eye ‘white TV spaces’ for broadband use

Microsoft, Google eye ‘white TV spaces’ for broadband use | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Representatives lobbying at World Economic Forum conference to free up frequency spectrum to help to develop cheap and reliable internet access across Africa
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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.

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UK regulator wants white space wireless service in 2014, starts trials this fall

UK regulator wants white space wireless service in 2014, starts trials this fall | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
While there have been white space test runs in the UK, these were private trials that weren't going to get the ball rolling without government help.
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Microsoft kicks off white spaces trial

Microsoft kicks off white spaces trial | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft South Africa has officially kicked off the first phase of its TV White Spaces trial in Limpopo.
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Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) and TV White Spaces

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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.

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Microsoft targets white spaces to improve Brazilian broadband

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Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations

Independent commission to investigate future of internet after NSA revelations | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Two-year inquiry headed by Swedish foreign minister, set up by Chatham House and CIGI thinktanks, is announced at Davos
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White Spaces Technology: How Tech Giants Bring Broadband to Africa

White Spaces Technology: How Tech Giants Bring Broadband to Africa | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Pilot project to use idle TV waves to bring broadband to developing countries faces criticism
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Africa's great 'white spaces': tech's new frontier

Africa's great 'white spaces': tech's new frontier | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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...
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Connecting Cape Town: Inside South Africa's TV white spaces experiment

Connecting Cape Town: Inside South Africa's TV white spaces experiment | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
In 2011, a United Nations commission came to a powerful conclusion: access to broadband internet is a basic human right, matched by the likes of housing,
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Why Google and Microsoft Are Competing for the Airwaves (And What It Says About Opportunity)

Why Google and Microsoft Are Competing for the Airwaves (And What It Says About Opportunity) | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft is often accused of being a laggard but it is first into the new area of white space - what does it say about opportunity now?
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Official google.org Blog: More than 15 African countries gather to explore the potential of TV White Spaces

Official google.org Blog: More than 15 African countries gather to explore the potential of TV White Spaces | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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Official Google Africa Blog: Announcing a new TV White Spaces trial in South Africa

Official Google Africa Blog: Announcing a new TV White Spaces trial in South Africa | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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Google's White Spaces Spectrum Database - RF Cafe Smorgasbord

Google's White Spaces Spectrum Database - RF Cafe Smorgasbord | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
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.
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Microsoft announces new TV white spaces project to connect students in Tanzania - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Microsoft announces new TV white spaces project to connect students in Tanzania - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Spectrum Stories | Scoop.it
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and corporate affairs.
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