Nominet and Microsoft to bring broadband to rural Africa – an annotated infographic

Nominet and Microsoft have announced a partnership to deliver broadband across the African continent, using Nominet’s TV white space database and dynamic spectrum-management technology, along with Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, to bring low-cost terrestrial wireless broadband internet to remote and rural communities.

Advances in TV white space broadband technology have allowed disused TV channels to be repurposed as wireless internet connections.

E&T was at the recent IoT launch event for this Nominet and Microsoft collaboration. You can read that story in full on the E&T web site.  There’s a video and everything.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

TV white space for African broadband

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