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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)

Blog Posts

Microsoft’s Spectrum Observatory project opens up for increased collaboration, March 2014 

By: Anoop Gupta, Lead Software Development Engineer, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft

On March 31, we released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open source software license, a move that will increase opportunity for collaboration with academics, governments and others interested in learning more about how wireless spectrum is used.

Spectrum, the airwaves over which wireless devices communicate, is in increasing demand throughout the world. As mobile broadband access is expanded further than ever before and unprecedented numbers of smart devices come online, efficiently using the wireless spectrum that is available to us becomes more and more important.  CONTINUE READING >>

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Pilot and Trial Press Mentions

UK 'White Space' Trials with Ofcom

UK regulator Ofcom is working with partners, including Microsoft, Google and BT, on mobile broadband 'white space' trials.

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)

Tanzania Commercial Pilot

Microsoft is partnering to provide affordable wireless broadband enabled by TV White Spaces to university students and faculty in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (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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Press Mentions: Microsoft on Spectrum


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