Centre for White Space Wireless Communications

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This industry-driven Centre is supported by SFC (£480k) with £500k matched funding from industry, EPSRC and TSB grants. White space refers to the available spectrum in the former analogue TV bands to be licensed by Ofcom for communications services in 2014. The Centre currently supports 6 PhD students, each with 40% funding support from an industrial sponsor and has run TSB/industry co-funded projects with partners including British Telecom, BBC, Xilinx, Motorola, and Microsoft. The Centre is overseen by an industry advisory panel (chaired by a senior Microsoft consultant with representatives from Ofcom, industrial collaborators, and SFC). The Centre has a high profile and widely recognised White Space network on the Isle of Bute, and a demonstrator network in Kenya.

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