UK Approves White Space Broadband
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
UK telecoms regulator OFCOM has approved white space broadband following successful trials.
White space is the name given to the empty buffer zones between television channel broadcast signals to stop the content from bleeding together. White space broadband uses this dead space to transmit wireless internet signals by “gluing” them together to form a single transmission band, without interfering with TV signal.
OFCOM hopes that the technology will be deployed by the end of 2015. Steve Unger, acting CEO of OFCOM, said in a statement, “This decision helps ensure the U.K. takes a leading role in the development of innovative new wireless technology. It is also an important step in helping the U.K.’s wireless infrastructure evolve effectively and efficiently.”