How unused TV spectrum can be used to provide affordable Internet

Bradley Prior

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How unused TV spectrum can be used to provide affordable Internet

Chunks of electromagnetic frequency spectrum known as Television White Spaces (TVWS) can be used to provide affordable broadband Internet to South Africans.

The potential of this spectrum has been boosted by ICASA's decision to authorise the use by TVWS operators for the duration of the COVID-19 State of Disaster.
 

system32

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Whatever happened to the Broadcast Digital Migration deadline of 2011 which was going to free up tons of frequency?

We could just use SpaceX Starlink.
Starlink is estimated to be ~$80 a month and an additional ~$100-$300 for the user terminal.
 

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Whatever happened to the Broadcast Digital Migration deadline of 2011 which was going to free up tons of frequency?

We could just use SpaceX Starlink.
Starlink is estimated to be ~$80 a month and an additional ~$100-$300 for the user terminal.
Like everything in SA, it'll happen when it happens
 

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We use locally manufactured CPE and Transmitter units, it costs a fraction of that.

CPE you looking at R1980 ex vat, not R15k, some tender level quotes in that article.
 

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We use locally manufactured CPE and Transmitter units, it costs a fraction of that.

CPE you looking at R1980 ex vat, not R15k, some tender level quotes in that article.
Interesting. What do you use them for?
 
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