Thursday, January 16, 2014

Carlson Wireless Gains FCC Certification for TV White Space Radio

Carlson Wireless Technologies has been granted certification by the FCC for its RuralConnect TV white space (TVWS) radio system for use with the Spectrum Bridge TV white spaces database.

RuralConnect delivers extended coverage, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) broadband connectivity by transmitting over TV white space (TVWS) frequencies, 470 to 698 MHz.

"FCC certification enables us to offer this technology domestically," said Jim Carlson, CEO of CWT. "And because of the FCC's stature worldwide, it also gives a boost to global efforts to adopt TVWS technology," Carlson continued. "Providing connectivity to underserved populations worldwide is more than an interest to us. It's our corporate mission."

Carlson Wireless noted that RuralConnect has operated for the last three years in more than 58 trial deployments both domestically and internationally, including a highly successful trial with Google and others in 2013 with schools in Cape Town, South Africa. These trials have played a pivotal role in demonstrating to both regulators and potential users the ability of TVWS technology to provide high-speed data across rugged terrain.

In 2014, CWT will seek FCC approval for use of RuralConnect with other approved databases by Google and iconectiv.

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