Microsoft taps into TV white spaces to bring more and cheaper wireless access to Ghana, other countries

On Tuesday, Microsoft announced new TV white spaces pilot projects on four continents, including the newest project in Koforidua, Ghana, writes Paul Garnett, Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group Director.

TV white spaces, the unused frequencies in the wireless spectrum band dedicated to television, are “widely seen as the first opportunity to enable wireless devices to opportunistically tap into unused spectrum,” he writes. “Better use of the spectrum could translate to cheaper, more ubiquitous and higher-bandwidth wireless broadband connectivity.”

Microsoft is currently involved in pilot projects in 10 countries, spanning four continents. To learn more, read Garnett’s full post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff