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    March 26, 2013

    SA conducting TV internet trials

    According to Business Report, South African is currently conducting trails that involve unused parts of the television frequency spectrum that aims to provide low-cost broadband internet.

    The trial to find out the feasibility of this technology that was unveiled on Monday in Cape Town, was funded by Google in partnership with the Tertiary Education and Research Network of SA (Tenet) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research.

    More specifically, the trial tested unused spaces in television frequency known as white space. Tenet project manager Arno Hart said that  “œThis is a very new area. There aren‘t off-the-shelf products. We had to be very selective about the technologies.“

    The service would broadcast from three base stations at Stellenbosch University‘s faculty of medicine and health sciences in Tygerberg.

    Source: City Press

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    • Does anyone know what the range on these signals are? It’s a longer wave, so should be a good couple of kilometers..