WhiteSpace Alliance Formed to Deliver Affordable, High-Speed Broadband Internet Access to 3.5 Billion Households

Groundbreaking Technology Adopted by WhiteSpace Alliance Receives Outstanding IEEE Emerging Technology Award

SAN RAMON, Calif.--()--A new international trade association called the WhiteSpace Alliance™ (www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org) has been formed with the goal of enabling the emerging worldwide WhiteSpace ecosystem to deliver cost-effective broadband solutions, and support products and services that use WhiteSpace spectrum. This goal will help the Alliance to address the needs of greater than half the world’s population that does not have affordable, high-speed Broadband internet access today.

The WhiteSpace Alliance, www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org, will create a successful marketplace across many regulatory domains using these large TV WhiteSpaces to provide internet connectivity. The WhiteSpace Alliance has initially adopted a solution based on the groundbreaking technology which received the prestigious IEEE Emerging Technology Award. This new IEEE 802.22™ technology utilizes the exceptional transmission characteristics of WhiteSpaces to provide broadband wireless access over a large area up to 100 km from the transmitter. This technology delivers up to 29 Mbps per TV channel, and with over 40 available channels can deliver more than 1 Gbps capacity.

Future innovations, such as 4G/LTE, are planned to complement the offering in higher density areas and offload the current market applications.

The Alliance is comprised of members with diverse needs who share a common vision and goal to collectively realize this large international opportunity. Alliance members will benefit by leveraging peer and multi-disciplinary expertise, pooling knowledge and mitigating risks. The Alliance is actively recruiting members from all parts of the ecosystem such as silicon providers, ISPs, Database Providers, Broadcasters, Original Device and Equipment Manufacturers (ODM/ OEM). “We welcome new members that are willing to invest their time and energy to realize this global, multi-billion dollar opportunity and make an impact on their company’s bottom line,” said Dr. Apurva Mody, Chairman, WhiteSpace Alliance. “This is a unique opportunity to shape the organization, and participate in the WhiteSpace market--the next generation of Internet connectivity.”

The Alliance offers various levels of membership, including:

  • Promoters - innovators and key players who will lead, define and drive the Alliance
  • Participants - companies and suppliers providing product and services using the Alliance technology

The WhiteSpace Alliance, as an authoritative voice in the area of both broadband and the WhiteSpace ecosystem, is also reaching out to media partners to help spread the word about these new technologies.

The WhiteSpace Alliance will be hosting two live webinars to review the strategic goals and opportunities for prospective members. To register for the webinar on Wednesday, December 21, at 9 a.m. PST, click here. To register for the webinar at 8 p.m. PST, also on December 21, click here. For more information, or to join the alliance, click here. To speak with a representative, call 1.925.275.6686 or call our other contacts below.

Contacts

for WhiteSpace Alliance
Dr. Apurva N. Mody, +1 404-819-0314
Chair, WhiteSpace Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.22 Working Group
apurva.mody@ieee.org
apurva.mody@whitespacealliance.org
or
WhiteSpace Alliance
Dan Lubar, +1 303-847-4114
External Affairs Director
Dan.lubar@whitespacealliance.org
Stan Moyer, +1 925-275-6686
Executive Director
stan.moyer@whitespacealliance.org
or
PoC – Asia Pacific
Dr. Hiroshi Harada, +81-46-847-5074
Member of the Board
harada@ieee.org

Release Summary

WhiteSpace Alliance forms to enable affordable broadband. It will review strategic goals and opportunities for prospective members in two live webinars, Dec. 21, 2011, at 9 a.m. PST and 8 p.m. PST.

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Contacts

for WhiteSpace Alliance
Dr. Apurva N. Mody, +1 404-819-0314
Chair, WhiteSpace Alliance
Chair, IEEE 802.22 Working Group
apurva.mody@ieee.org
apurva.mody@whitespacealliance.org
or
WhiteSpace Alliance
Dan Lubar, +1 303-847-4114
External Affairs Director
Dan.lubar@whitespacealliance.org
Stan Moyer, +1 925-275-6686
Executive Director
stan.moyer@whitespacealliance.org
or
PoC – Asia Pacific
Dr. Hiroshi Harada, +81-46-847-5074
Member of the Board
harada@ieee.org