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Microsoft’s Spectrum Observatory project opens up for increased collaboration
Posted by Anoop Gupta Lead Software Development Engineer, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft On March 31, we released all of the source code for the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory under an open source software license, a move that will increase opportunity for collaboration with academics, governments...
8 Apr 2014
Microsoft hosts conversation addressing myths and realities of unlicensed TV white spaces
Posted by Jeff Meisner Editor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 17, Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. assembled panelists from the New America Foundation, Texas Instruments, the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and Lerman Senter PLLC law firm to offer insight...
20 Dec 2013
Broadband White Spaces – Ready to Go Global
Posted by Dan Reed Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Around the world, the demand for broadband is booming. This presents great opportunities, but also some challenges. Broadband fuels economic growth and enriches peoples’ lives, but unprecedented traffic levels mean...
25 Apr 2012
TV White Spaces Spectrum: An Update from Singapore
Posted by Paul Mitchell Senior Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Earlier this year, the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) launched a significant pilot of wireless broadband using TV White Spaces (TVWS) . As part of the momentum of this pilot, the SWSPG convened a one day workshop...
12 Oct 2012
Microsoft and the Alliance for Affordable Internet work to drive down broadband costs, enable universal access
Posted by Paul Garnett Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Technology is playing an increasingly critical role in overcoming barriers for social and economic development around the world, for a diverse range of applications in education, healthcare, business, delivery of government services...
7 Oct 2013
Cambridge Trial Will Explore Better Use of Broadcast Spectrum
Posted by Dan Reed Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy Strategy & Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Imagine a five-lane freeway at rush hour. Except on this freeway, four of the lanes are assigned to specific purposes and can only be used by a certain class of vehicles. Some of the assigned...
27 Jun 2011
Microsoft announces new TV white spaces project to connect students in Tanzania
Posted by Paul Garnett Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Today at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, Microsoft announced a new pilot project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Microsoft will work in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) and...
8 May 2013
Bringing Low-Cost, Off-the-Grid Broadband Access to Rural Kenya
Posted by Paul Garnett , Director, Technology Policy Group and Louis Otieno , Legal and Corporate Affairs Director, Africa Initiatives, Microsoft. Despite our increasingly interconnected world, many people are still unable to access the benefits provided by technology. In Kenya, only 2% of Kenyans...
5 Feb 2013
Managing Our “Beachfront” Spectrum for the Public Good
Posted by Paul Garnett Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Summertime often conjures up memories of days spent at the beach – waves crashing, sand castles, beach balls, surfing, swimming and ice cream. For the vast majority of Americans, that time is spent at a public beach – places...
15 Jul 2011
Microsoft and partners advocate for expanding access to affordable wireless broadband worldwide
Posted by Paul Garnett Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft At Microsoft, we have long worked in partnership with others in government, industry, academia and civil society to advance emerging technologies and create new opportunities for ICT access and innovation throughout the world. Today...
17 Jun 2013
Microsoft teams with university researchers to improve TV white spaces wireless technology
Posted by Ranveer Chandra Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research On Sunday, Microsoft Research published a new paper in partnership with The Chinese University of Hong Kong proposing a new system for improving indoor use of wireless technologies in cities. Radio frequency spectrum, the airwaves...
30 Sep 2013
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