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Google to use 'white spaces' spectrum in order to deliver Wi-Fi to South African schools

Google to deploy 'Super Wi-Fi' networks using white spaces spectrum to ten schools in South Africa

By: Anthony Garreffa from Mar 26, 2013 @ 5:29 CDT

There has already been some experimentation with "Super Wi-Fi" networks using the white spaces spectrum in the US, and now Mountain View-based search giant Google are poised to use the same technology to deliver Internet access to ten schools across South Africa.


The Verge has reported that "launching the test network is Google's most direct effort yet to demonstrate the potential of white spaces... as a means of delivering faster internet connectivity to the developing world and other rural areas."

"White spaces" are bands of unused television spectrum that allows signals to travel farther and penetrate deeper into buildings than the commonly used 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum bands.


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