TV White Space

Super Wi-Fi

TV White Space (TVWS), also called Super Wi-Fi, is the term for TV broadcast channels that are purposefully unused parts of the RF spectrum (registered and allocated by the regulators) in specific regions to prevent TV signal interference.

These channels involve low-frequency radio waves on both fixed and mobile equipment and are used by TV White Space providers to supply two-way broadband internet access. [However, apart from Internet Access Super Wi-Fi can be used for many other applications such as transportation; video surveillance; smart city and IoT.]

TV White Space technology works much in the same way as conventional Wi-Fi but can cover a greater distance than conventional Wi-Fi and, because TV signals travel over longer distances and are able to penetrate walls and other obstacles they require fewer access points to cover the same area. Spectrum agility increases throughput and avoids interference and TV White Space has the scalability to be able to respond to coverage and capacity demands.

This presents a UNIQUE opportunity to provide affordable connectivity and communications services to remote and rural communities.