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Cognitive Radio and TV White Spaces Technology 2012

25 June 2012 | IET London: Savoy Place


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Increasing demand for wireless data traffic and growing pressure on network capacity have spurred an interest to utilise non-used parts of the radio spectrum known as white space. The UK’s digital switchover is expected to open up access to frequencies recently occupied by analogue TV transmissions.


This could bring a new wave of wireless communications innovation. There are already several trials of the TV white space technology and Ofcom has been actively working with the UK wireless industry towards agreeing common standards for WS devices.


This timely seminar, bringing recognised industry experts and researchers, will provide you with an in-depth overview of the TV white space technology concept including latest R and D and regulatory developments.


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A welcome note from your chairman

Andrew Stirling (photo) "The IET is to be congratulated for organising this timely seminar on TV White Space Technology: which is fast becoming one of the hottest topics in the wireless industry. Although the US was first to put regulations in place, the UK is well positioned to extract economic and social benefits from the new technology and to export innovative solutions worldwide, as regulators in other countries move to catch up.

"With demand for spectrum rising rapidly to support a host of applications, there is strong interest in new spectrum capacity, particularly where there is potential for global harmonisation. So how do the TV white spaces fit into the picture, and how might applications as diverse as rural broadband, machine to machine and mobile offloading benefit from this new capacity? How does cognitive access help and what are the practicalities of sharing spectrum with ‘mission critical’ services such as digital terrestrial broadcasting?

"To answer these and other questions, this seminar brings together leading experts to brief attendees on regulatory and technology developments in this exciting new field. Our presentations will cover:

  • Regulatory requirements in the UK, Europe, US and elsewhere
  • Development of TVWS technology
  • How the licensed services are to be protected
  • Application potential, including machine to machine (Internet of Things) and rural broadband


"Come and join us to find out more about the TV white spaces and how they could radically change the wireless landscape."

Andrew Stirling, Project Director for the Cambridge White Spaces Trial

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