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Unified Solution Towards Deployment of TV White Space in Africa

  • TV white spaces (TVWS), are seen as a key technology to enable the efficient use of scarce sub-GHz spectrum allowing for applications that may have a huge impact on internet penetration in rural parts of Africa. We first give an overview on TVWS, its use cases and highlight possible challenges against its uptake. Then we describe our carrier-grade wireless back-hauling solution (WiBACK) and discuss its capability for working with a geolocation database ensuring zero interference with licensed users.

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Document Type:Conference Object
Author:Philipp Batroff, Osianoh Glenn Aliu, Eric Schütz, Mathias Kretschmer, Christian Niephaus, Karl Jonas
Parent Title (English):Bissyandé, van Stam (Eds.): e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries. 5th International Conference, AFRICOMM 2013, Blantyre, Malawi, November 25-27, 2013. Revised Selected Papers
First Page:115
Last Page:120
Publication year:2014
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Entry in this database:2015/11/11