20 Sep '12, 12am

Next-gen Super Wi-Fi pilot projects deployed in Singapore

Next-gen Super Wi-Fi pilot projects deployed in Singapore

The Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) and founding members the Institute for Infocomm Research (I²R), Microsoft , and StarHub earlier this month announced the first commercial pilot deployments of TV White Spaces (TVWS) technology in Singapore. TVWS refers to the unused VHF and UHF frequency spectrum in the TV broadcast bands, and which is being used to deliver wireless broadband connectivity. Because TVWS belongs to the lower frequency bands, it comes with inherent lower-power and longer-range characteristics. Alluding to its data-centric focus, the technology is also being referred to as Super Wi-Fi. How Super Wi-Fi works Based on documentation that I obtained, Super Wi-Fi offers 400 meters of coverage compared to the 100 meters of traditional Wi-Fi. This works out to an impressive 16 times the area covered and the same amount of power used. The application of T...

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