Microsoft Brings Internet Access to Africa
Talk about connecting over the world wide web. Microsoft is using a new technology to beam white spaces to Africa’s rural areas.
Currently, Internet access is only available in major African cities. Once you move into more less populous areas around the continent, your 4G turns into 0G.
Using white space technology, Microsoft is changing some of Africa’s connectivity problems. White spaces, or the unused channels on broadcast television, are being altered for broadband connectivity.
While this is a pilot project, it is expected to begin in October and last one year and will provide Internet connection to Limpopo in South Africa.
What other benefits do you see in the use of white spaces?