UK consortium plans ‘white space’ mobile broadband trial

A Microsoft-led consortium is set to launch a technology trial using ‘white space’ spectrum in the UK in the week of 27 June.
Other members of the Cambridge TV White Space Consortium include BT, British Sky Broadcasting and the BBC. They will examine how radio spectrum between TV channels  and that freed up by the digital TV switchover can be used for new mobile broadband networks
It hopes the UK trial in Cambridge will encourage other countries in Europe to adopt white space spectrum for mobile broadband networks. The trial will start on the 29th June with a key aim of showing that using this spectrum for mobile broadband services will not interfere with TV transmissions.
Main source: Telecompaper
Item added: 27th June 2011