Starting the UK debate on using ‘white space’ for unlicensed communications

Major changes are taken place in the world of spectrum. Cambridge Wireless is delighted to be supporting an event by the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DCKTN) which will debate the practicalities and implications of these changes should the UK adopt these new regulations.

In November 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruled that spectrum allocated for broadcasting services in the USA could be used on an unlicensed basis for communications services where the spectrum is not being used for broadcasting. This has aroused a great deal of interest among companies who see this as an opportunity to use this spectrum to deliver powerful wireless communications services to PC users.

One of the key contributors will be Tim Regan from Microsoft. The other speaker will be announced shortly. Philip Hargrave CEO of the DCKTN commented, ‘We are delighted to be working with Cambridge Wireless to start the debate on this important topic, The discussion on white space and what is happening in the US will have profound implications for UK companies if there is a similar move by regulators in the UK and Europe.’

The event will be taking place at The Møller Centre and will start at 4.00pm on the 28th January 2009. This event will conclude with drinks and a buffet supper where there will be ample opportunity to network. To book for this event, register now to secure your place. To be able to attend this event for free you'll automatically be registered as a DCKTN member for free.

Source: Cambridge Wireless Newsletter January 2009