"Opportunities for White Space Radios to Provide Broadband Access"
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EAT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Wireless technology has the potential to expand broadband access to many people with modest investment. But, where will the critical wireless spectrum come from? All useful spectrum is already allocated while paradoxically most spectrum is unused. This paradox can be shattered with a new technology, dynamic spectrum access. We will discuss how dynamic spectrum access presents both technical challenges that need solved while also creating opportunities for regulators to unlock the potential of their country's spectrum. We will also present examples of its use including access to the unused "white spaces" in the television band to provide broadband.