Microsoft steps into the spectrum space race trialling UK TV signals for WiFi

The great and the good from the media and telecoms industries will gather in Cambridge on Wednesday for the launch of an eagerly awaited technology trial.Microsoft is leading a consortium that will investigate whether radio spectrum not wanted for transmitting terrestrial television can instead support a new generation of mobile broadband networks.To read this Financial Times report in full, see: see:Microsoft trial to use UK TV signals for WiFi
A consortium led by Microsoft will begin a technology trial in the UK this week that should pave the way for new mobile broadband networks that can support bandwidth-hungry smartphones.The BBC, British Sky Broadcasting and BT are among the consortium members to investigate how radio spectrum not needed for transmitting terrestrial television could be used for new wireless broadband networks.

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