Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Low-cost broadband internet for schools


SOUTH Africa is involved in trials to provide low-cost broadband internet to rural schools.
 This project will make of unused parts of the television (TV) frequency spectrum to provide low-cost broadband internet.
 The feasibility study is being funded by Google.
It was launched in Cape Town on 25 March 2013in partnership with the tertiary Education and Research Network (Tenet) of SA and the Council for Scientific
and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Television white spaces
(TWVS) are unused spaces in the television spectrum that can be used for broadband.
 The advantage of white spaces is that low-frequency signals can travel longer distances. This ability makes the technology suitable to provide low-cost connectivity to rural communities with Poor telecoms infrastructure, according to Google.
 The above is an extract from an article in Cape Times 26-03-20

Ex Unitate Vires.

The above post is a synopsis of an article from The Cape Times 26-03-2003

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