Ofcom invites industry to do TV White Space Trials

ofcomOfcom is inviting industry to take part in a pilot test to evaluate the feasibility of using TV White Spaces spectrum utilizing geolocation data base based  access. The envisaged commercial applications are broadband access for rural communities, Wi-Fi-like services (primarily indoor one would guess) or new ‘machine-to-machine’ networks..  The test is intended to take place in the autumn.. The exactlocations for the trials will be chosen at a later time when the participants are known. Upon successful outcome of the trials, Ofcom expects commercial services to commence in 2014.

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About Jens Zander

Professor Jens Zander is professor in Radio Communication Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been among the few in Swedens Ny Teknik magazine's annual list of influential people in ICT that have been given the epithet “Mobile Guru”. He is one of the leading researchers in mobile communication and is the Scientific director of the industry/academia collaboration center Wireless@KTH. His research group focuses on three main areas – the efficient and scalable use of the radio frequency spectrum, economic aspects of mobile systems and application and energy efficiency in future wireless infrastructures.
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