dian telcos are up in arm against Microsoft’s plans to deploy whitespace technology to offer cheap broadband in the rural areas. The Information Technology bellwether is already conducting a pilot in the state of Andhra Pradesh and plans to offer Internet access to nearly 500,000 villages in the country.
Whitespaces is the unused spectrum, which was originally awarded to broadcasters. There is a considerable amount of airwaves available in the country today. What has further irked the telcos is that since white space is in the lower range of frequency band (between 450-700 Mhz), the signals travel faster and thus making them better suited for deployment in the rural segment. – See more at: http://www.businessworld.in/companies-markets-co-report/microsoft%E2%80%99s-whitespace-plans-irk-indian-telcos#sthash.dCSDhSlT.dpuf