White space pilot project to commence in Minas Gerais in 2Q15

27 Jan 2015

Industry group the WhiteSpace Alliance is leading a pilot project in Santa Rita de Sapucai (Minas Gerais state) to test the use of so-called ‘white space’ spectrum in the 470MHz and 698MHz bands for rural broadband use. The WhiteSpace Alliance claims that the pilot programme represents the first white space trial in South America. The tests will begin in 2Q15, in conjunction with Brazilian regulator Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes (Anatel).