Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space"

Colin Mcguire, Malcolm Ronald Brew, Faisal Darbari, Stephan Weiss, Robert Stewart

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The use of multiple frequency bands within a wireless network allows the advantages of each band to be exploited. In this paper we discuss how HopScotch, a rural wireless broadband access test bed running in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, uses both 5 GHz and ultra high frequency "white space" bands to offer large data rates and expansive coverage whilst reducing the number of base stations or required transmission power. This reduction in energy consumption allows HopScotch to provide a low-cost and green solution for rural broadband delivery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP)
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467302746
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2 May 20124 May 2012


Conference5th International Symposium on Communications, Control and Signal Processing


  • base stations
  • broadband communications
  • propagation losses
  • tv
  • television
  • white spaces
  • rural broadband
  • wireless communication


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