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DSA welcomes regulation on TV White Space from Colombia’s ANE

August 30, 2017

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has applauded Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE), the Colombian spectrum regulatory agency, for publishing its final regulation for TV White Space (TVWS). Colombia is now the first country in Latin America to finalise its TVWS regulations, resulting in a huge boost for the country to leverage better connectivity and social and economic inclusion.

TVWS technology uses otherwise unused or unassigned spectrum in the UHF and VHF bands otherwise allocated for broadcasting. TVWS-based technologies operate on a secondary basis without causing interference to primary users, such as broadcast licensees. TVWS technology has been deployed in dozens of projects all over the world, showcasing its ability to inexpensively deliver broadband and other forms of connectivity over large geographical areas.

“We congratulate the Government of Colombia and ANE for becoming the first in Latin America to finalise its TV White Space regulations, and applaud the way ANE has continually advocated for innovative spectrum policies to benefit Colombia’s citizens,” said Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance. “[ANE Director General] Dr Suárez and ANE have been fully committed during this journey to explore alternative ways to use spectrum to connect the unconnected people of Colombia. They are true leaders in bridging the digital divide, and have set a great example for the rest of Latin America to follow.”

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