Microsoft is working with key partners around the world to ensure consumers have access to an increasing range of connected devices. To meet growing consumer demand and address other policy challenges, we must consider multiple approaches which can be used that enable opportunistic, dynamic use of spectrum. THE SPECTRUM OPPORTUNITY >>
In the News
- Microsoft and the Alliance for Affordable Internet work to drive down broadband costs, enable universal access, October 2013
- Microsoft teams with university researchers to improve TV white spaces wireless technology, September 2013
- Microsoft beams Internet into Africa -- using TV 'white spaces', September 2013
- Overview: Super Wi-Fi Technologies
- Presentation: TV White Spaces Overview
- Report: The Case for Permissive Rule-Based Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Whitepaper: Characterizing Spectrum Goodness for Dynamic Spectrum Access
- Case study: Bringing Wireless Broadband to Underserved Kenya
There are several design challenges to make a decentralized white space wireless network work, such as signal interference and spectrum fragmentation. The goal of this project is to come up with technological solutions that would overcome the challenges.
Under the umbrella of the KNOWS project, we are revisiting "classical" wireless networking problems and designing new solutions that incorporate and build upon recent advances in software and hardware technologies for networking over the recently opened white spaces spectrum.
The Cognac project tries to re-imagine WiFi in a world where spectrum may be fragmented (e.g., white spaces) and radios are feature-rich (e.g., software-defined).