Google TVWS Broadband Trial in SA a Hit

Google TVWS Broadband Trial in SA a Hit

Google, WAPA, and partners announced today (8 November) the outcomes of a successful TV White Spaces (TVWS) trial with ten schools in the Cape Town area, which began in March this year.

TV White Spaces are unused channels in the broadcast TV spectrum that offer the potential to improve Internet connectivity where it is most needed – in under-served areas where telecoms infrastructure is lacking.

WAPA said that the trial demonstrated both positive feedback and increased Internet usage by participating schools, which enjoyed broadband Internet connections for the first time.

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