Infosat Telecom allowed to trial Super Wi-Fi

4 Oct 2012

The French communications operator Infosat Telecom has been given permission by the country’s industry regulator Arcep to trial new IEEE 802.22 wireless technology known as ‘Super Wi-Fi’. Tests will be conducted in the Seine-Maritime region, Telecompaper reports, using the 590MHz-598MHz band. Although the trial permit runs for a year, Infosat will be ordered to halt its testing if there is interference with digital terrestrial television (DTT) services, which use adjacent bands. Although it has been dubbed Super Wi-Fi, IEEE 802.22 is not a true Wi-Fi technology. It can provide mobile broadband connectivity within a radius of several kilometres by working in lower frequency bands than true Wi-Fi.

France, Infosat Telecom