White-Fi technology: Uses unspent spectrum on TV for internet usage
White-Fi technology or TV White Space Technology was in news in the second week of July 2015 as Microsoft announced plans to introduce this technology in India to providelast mile connectivity and give a boost to the Digital India initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
According to Microsoft, its technology can provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to the roughly one-billion Indians who don't have any net access and it plans to start with International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore campus.
Characteristics features of White-Fi technology
How it would aid Digital India initiative?
Under the Digital India initiative, the government plans to use the national optic fibre network project to deliver e-services to all corner of the country. However,
Other countries where Microsoft has helped implement the technology are Kenya, Singapore, the U.S. and London.
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Who: White-Fi technology
Where: To be introduced in India
What: Announced by Microsoft
When: Second week of July 2015
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