White space

Ofcom reveals details of new white space trials

UK regulator Ofcom is planning to take forward its plans for the use of ‘white space’ spectrum to stream live footage of animals to YouTube in partnership with ZSL London Zoo.  The tests are being carried out with Google and the zoo using equipment provided by MediaTek and 6Harmonics. The trial will use Google’s spectrum […]

Digital UK weighs into TV white space debate

Digital UK has put its support behind broadcast regulator Ofcom’s plans to make better use of the ‘white space’ spectrum, but warned that appropriate measures should be taken “to protect terrestrial television services from interference.” In a response to Ofcom’s TV white space consultation, Digital UK’s joint submission – which represents the views of the […]

TTP wins Ofcom contract to study future of DTT and white space

UK media and telecom regulator Ofcom has awarded a contract to Cambridge-based technology company TTP to assess the potential for future improvements in the performance of radio receivers, in particular for TV, and to to look at how mobile broadband and White Space will operate alongside broadcast TV. TTP’s research will assess the potential for […]

BT and Microsoft to participate in Ofcom white space trial

BT and Microsoft are among the firms that are due to take part Ofcom’s ‘white space’ trial, in what will be Europe’s first major pilot of the new wireless technology. The UK broadcast regulator said that over the next six months, around 20 public and private organisations will participate in the trial, testing a range […]

UK Government moves forward with plans for White Space spectrum

The UK government is taking a close interest in dynamic spectrum access, or ‘White Space’ technology, according to Ed Vaizey, minister for culture, communications and creative industries, speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning. Vaizey said a programme of legislation to facilitate dynamic spectrum access would be set out in the government’s forthcoming […]

Ofcom to pilot white space technology in autumn

UK regulator Ofcom has unveiled plans for a trial of ‘white space’ technology has invited industry players to participate in the pilot. Ofcom plans to trial the use of gaps between radio spectrum bands allocated to digital terrestrial broadcasters for applications including broadband access in rural areas, WiFi-type services and machine-to-machine transmission and reception. The […]