TV White Space in Nigeria

As the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) advocates around the world for closing the digital divide and for more dynamic allocation of spectrum in order to alleviate the “spectrum crunch”, including non-primary access to TVWS (TV White Space), it appears Nigeria has taken heed. Spectrum is the undisputed oxygen of the wireless world. However, usage of wireless networks globally is skyrocketing and even in Africa, a country like Nigeria is…

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Tuning in Spectrum’s White Space

The last decade witnessed tremendous innovations in dynamic spectrum access (DSA), an approach to letting secondary users access the spectrum holes called “white spaces” in licensed spectrum bands. More work still needs to be done.

People in the field have developed techniques to determine if a frequency band is occupied by a primary user and built radios, protocols, and cloud infrastructure that…

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