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Microsoft Teams With the Government of Kenya and Indigo Telecom to Deliver Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Broadband Access Using Cutting-Edge TV White Space Technology. (image credit: Greg Von Doersten)

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Botswana Innovation Hub and Microsoft bring specialized medicine to remote areas, March 2015

Hospitals and clinics in outlying areas of Botswana can now access specialized care remotely, thanks to a new pilot project by the Botswana Innovation Hub, Microsoft and other partners that was unveiled this week.

Project Kgolagano will use TV white spaces – unused frequencies – to bring internet connectivity and telemedicine services to the distant facilities, allowing medical workers to send high-resolution patient images to specialized medical facilities around the world. The goal is more accurate diagnoses and better patient care.

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Botswana Pilot Project

Using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity and telemedicine services hospitals and clinics in outlying areas of Botswana. (more)

Ghana Commercial Pilot

Commercial partnership with Internet service provider SpectraLink Wireless and research partnership with Facebook. (more)

Namibia Trial

Microsoft and partners successfully trial largest TV Whites Spaces project in the world.

South Africa Commercial Pilot

Microsoft lights up Limpopo to enhance the education experience. (more)

Philippines Trial

Microsoft is working with local stakeholders to improve the lives of fishermen in the Philippines. (more)

Kenya Commercial Pilot

Microsoft is working with key partners in Kenya to use TV White Spaces to deliver connectivity and learning access to remote villages in Kenya. (more)

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