A research centre focussed on developing white space technology has been opened at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Scotland. The centre aims to work with players in the industry such as Microsoft, BT, the BBC and the UK government to develop technology that will tap into the unused white space spectrum.
White space data services provider Neul has released what it hails as the world’s first TV white space transceiver chip. The chip, called Iceni, will be used for machine-to-machine (M2M) connections as well as wireless broadband applications.
Tech giant Microsoft has opened a European research centre aimed at providing greater insight into spectrum efficiency as a driver for wireless broadband access. The European Spectrum Observatory has been set up in Brussels, at Microsoft’s Cloud and Interoperability Centre. The firm said that it intends to examine barriers standing in the way of efficient spectrum allocation.
The European Commission (EC) has called on mobile operators in the region to share radio spectrum more effectively. The authority said that national spectrum regulation does not efficiently utilise spectrum or allow licensees to make use of new technical possibilities, leaving mobile and broadband users at risk of poor service as demand for data continues to grow.
A new book “Understanding Weightless” has just been published to provide information and insight into the proposed standard for wireless M2M communications. Here, the author, William Webb, explains why a new standard was developed and the markets it is designed to serve.
Neul, the UK white space startup that says its technology will revolutionise the M2M and local broadband sectors, has announced plans to jointly develop and market a new white space radio networking system with a new hardware partner, Carlson. The pair said that the technology will bring affordable broadband to millions of under-served customers worldwide.
There’s usually no shortage of opinion in this industry, so I’ve been surprised by the reticence I’ve encountered trying to find out what the big operators think about Neul, the UK startup that reckons a new wireless data standard it’s developed for operation in the TV broadcast white space spectrum should—and will—be adopted for M2M services worldwide.