17 Jun '13, 8am

Microsoft bringing more wireless Internet access to Singapore through 'white spaces'

Microsoft bringing more wireless Internet access to Singapore through 'white spaces'

Microsoft brings more wireless Internet access to Singapore through ‘white spaces’ June 17, 2013 by Terence LEE Image: Lindsey Turner While pervasive and hidden at the same time, unused TV frequency waves, or ‘white spaces’, are being unlocked in Singapore to provide possibly cheaper, more efficient, and ubiquitous wireless Internet access. Leading this initiative is the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group , founded by Microsoft, UK wireless service provider Neul, Singapore telco StarHub, and Singapore government research agency I2R. Rival telcos SingTel and M1 are absent from the private-public group. A pilot trial has been conducted at the Singapore Island Country Club, which is surrounded by hills, a lake, dense vegetation, and tall trees, making it a challenging natural terrain for wireless providers. White spaces have been supplying an internet connection to members at...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/2013/06/17/pilot-trials-in-sin...

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