White space spectrum gets coexistence standard

Standards body the IEEE this week released documentation on TV white space coexistence methods. Specifically, the IEEE 802.19.1 standard is intended to play to the cognitive radio capabilities of TV white space devices, including geolocation awareness and access to information databases.

Google, BT and Microsoft sign up to Ofcom white space trials

UK regulator Ofcom has announced that a group of technology firms, including Google, BT and Microsoft, are taking part in Europe’s first major pilot of white space technology. The regulator said that the UK will be among the first countries in the world to road-test the technology, which could help support the next wave of wireless innovation.

Telefónica wins UK smart meter deal

Telefónica’s UK arm has been selected as the connectivity provider for the UK’s Smart Meter Implementation Programme in two of the project’s three regions. The operator will provide service in the Central and Southern regions for the programme, which will see the deployment of 53 million connected gas and electricity meters across the UK by 2020.

MNOs are already making the IoT connection!

At the Future of Wireless 2013 event staged by UK industry organisation Cambridge Wireless earlier this month, James Collier, the founder and CTO of white space solutions provider Neul, suggested that mobile operators are ill-equipped to provision the Internet of Things (IoT). Alex Sinclair, CTO of the GSMA, countered by suggesting that the IoT opportunity is big enough for everyone, but MNOs will clearly be key players and not just for simple connectivity.

MNOs will not make the IoT connection

At the Future of Wireless 2013 event staged by UK industry organisation Cambridge Wireless earlier this month, James Collier, the founder and CTO of Neul suggested that mobile operators as they stand are ill-equipped to provision the Internet of Things (IoT).

Neul chip uses white space for M2M

White space data services provider Neul has released what it hails as the world’s first TV white space transceiver chip. The chip, called Iceni, will be used for machine-to-machine (M2M) connections as well as wireless broadband applications.

White space starts up finds hardware partner for global push

Neul, the UK white space startup that says its technology will revolutionise the M2M and local broadband sectors, has announced plans to jointly develop and market a new white space radio networking system with a new hardware partner, Carlson. The pair said that the technology will bring affordable broadband to millions of under-served customers worldwide.

Microsoft leads consortium on using TV ‘white spaces’ for Wi-Fi

A consortium of companies led by Microsoft and including Nokia, the BBC, BSkyB and Samsung, has begun a test program in Cambridge, England to discover if un-required TV spectrum could be reused to create so called “super Wi-Fi hotspots.” These would provide internet coverage to provide offload for areas where there is too much data traffic, or for those where there is no broadband at all.

White space startup launches M2M network products

Neulnet works on a new wireless standard that Neul has christened Weightless. The firm is banking on that standard being adopted by a range of silicon and kit vendors. It is offering the technology specification on an open source basis to any companies interested in developing M2M products, through membership of the Weightless Special Interest Group, which it has also set up.