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Friday, April 13, 2012

White Space, Super Wifi from Microsoft

Infrastructure is a major challenge in the development of broadband in various countries, including in Indonesia. However, now found a solution to connect your broadband across the region in Indonesia with a White Space technology, 802.11aF.

Technology which is also called the Super Wifi utilizes empty spectrum space that is in line TV broadcasts.

"Broadband is the oxygen for digital ekomoni. For broadband it is very important," said Daniel Reed, vice president of the Technology Policy Group Microsoft, the discussion in the House Technology Policy Council of the Press, Central Jakarta, Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

White Space technology is capable of detecting the blank space that is not used by broadcast TV, but use the spectrum. "If at any time, the spectrum requested by the owner, then the system can detect and then returned to their owners," added Tony Seno Hartono, National Technology Officer of Microsoft.

Tony said that the White Space is able to detect and take advantage of low frequency between 50 to 700 MHz which allows the use to rural areas with access to a wider range of wifi.

"This coverage can be up to 3 km. If my Wifi at only 100 meters away," he said.

To that he said this could be a solution to the development of broadband, rather than using Wimax is still fairly expensive. "It could be an alternative for rural internet," he said.

This technology can also be used in urban environments, considering the low frequency, he added, it can penetrate walls and buildings.

Still Discourse

Although quite helpful for the development of broadband, this technology still can not be realized in Indonesia. This is due to the spectrum in Indonesia is owned by the respective institutions.

Tony agrees this. But Microsoft will see if there are regulations related to the concept.

"It is necessary first clay regulations. In Europe and America is already known, that here was a discourse," he said.

Several large technology companies, including Microsoft, British Telecom, Nokia, Samsung, BBC intense experimented this technology in Cambridge, Inggirs Kingdom.

The company is already anticipating the next trend that every device will be more connected.

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