Wireless broadband network on TVWS for rural areas: An Indian perspective

Madhukar Deshmukh, Kishor Patif, Flemming Frederiksen, Knud Skouby, Ramjee Prasad

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Radio spectrum is a necessary barrier for nourishing of economic activities through provision of wireless services. The radio spectrum suitable for the propagation of wireless signals is a limited resource and hence requires optimal allocation as collectively dictated by regulatory, technical and market domains. The current global move to switch from analogue to digital TV has opened up an opportunity for the reallocation of this valuable resource. In one way, spectrum bands once used for analogue TV broadcasting will be completely cleared, leaving a space for deploying new licensed wireless services, and in another way, digital television technology geographically interleaves spectrum bands to avoid interference between neighboring stations-leaving a space for deploying new unlicensed wireless services. The focus of the paper is to assess the availability of geographically interleaved spectrum, also known as television spectrum white spaces (TVWS) and proposing the wireless network scenarios for rural broadband connectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6618570
JournalInternational Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 16th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC 2013 - Co-located with Global Wireless Summit 2013 - Atlantic City, NJ, United States
Duration: 24 Jun 201327 Jun 2013


  • NFON
  • TVWS
  • broadband
  • quantifying


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