Sep 02

Ofcom Wi-Fi plan for TV white spaces

Ofcom has put forward plans to run an ‘enhanced Wi-Fi’ service using the white space within the existing TV spectrum.

The UK would be the first country to launch such a service that would be capable of covering twice the range of Wi-Fi technology available today. The regulator said the recycling of the spectrum was a highly efficient way of making use of limited resources. It is anticipated that the available spectrum would be equal to that currently available to 3G services – significantly more in some locations.

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