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Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space"

Mcguire, Colin and Brew, Malcolm Ronald and Darbari, Faisal and Weiss, Stephan and Stewart, Robert (2012) Enabling rural broadband via TV "white space". In: 2012 5th International symposium on communications control and signal processing (ISCCSP). IEEE, New York. ISBN 9781467302746

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Abstract

The use of multiple frequency bands within a wireless network allows the advantages of each band to be exploited. In this paper we discuss how HopScotch, a rural wireless broadband access test bed running in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, uses both 5 GHz and ultra high frequency "white space" bands to offer large data rates and expansive coverage whilst reducing the number of base stations or required transmission power. This reduction in energy consumption allows HopScotch to provide a low-cost and green solution for rural broadband delivery.