|Advancing Technology: Carlson Reports about TV White-Space Trials|
|Thursday, 16 June 2011 00:00|
Carlson Wireless is pleased to help advance a groundbreaking new technology like TV white space.
We've been actively involved ever since the FCC first began deliberating about how to make vacant TV channels available for unlicensed public use.
In our quest for rural connectivity solutions, we recognized instantly the potential this technology has for rural broadband, especially as a solution that doesn't require line-of-sight.
Natural obstacles like trees and hills don't stop TV signal, making it the ideal signal for broadband in a rural environment. And, with range many times that of Wi-Fi, this technology can be deployed in sparsely populated areas with a minimum of infrastructure.
Jim Carlson tells WInn Forum attendees about the Carlson experimental trials
This was a gathering of industry stakeholders, including FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, database providers like Spectrum Bridge and technology companies like Carlson Wireless, working to move this promising technology forward.
Carlson was there to report the progress of our current experimental networks, including the Yurok project in Northern California.
He also talked about several other trial networks we're developing in the most rugged parts of the United States, including Alaska, Michigan, New England, Oklahoma and Central Florida. These regions were chosen because of the great challenges the communities there face in trying to achieve broadband connectivity.
Testing our product in such challenging conditions allows us the opportunity to achieve our goal: developing the best product on the market.
About the Wireless Innovation Forum
The Wireless Innovation Forum, formerly SDR Forum, is "an international industry association dedicated to driving technology innovation in commercial, civil and defense communications around the world." Its two-fold mission is "connecting technical, business and regulatory leaders" and "defining the future of radio communications."
Carlson appreciates the work of WInn Forum and plans to participate in another TV white-space event the organization is planning in Washington, D.C. for later this year, a workshop called "The Future of White Space Communications" at its SDR '11- WInnComm event.
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