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MediaG3 MDGC plans to use and is currently testing its technology in White Spaces
MDGC plans to use and is currently testing its technology in White Spaces of unused frequencies separating TV working channels amounting to as much as 70% of the total bandwidth available for television broadcasting (See, MDGC PRs below).
Most commonly however, these white spaces exist naturally between used channels, ... the switchover to digital television frees up large areas between about 50 MHz and 700 MHz....In the United States, the abandoned television frequencies are primarily in the upper UHF "700-megahertz" band, covering TV channels 52 to 69 (698 to 806 MHz). U.S. television and its white spaces will continue to exist in UHF frequencies, as well as VHF frequencies for which mobile users and white-space devices require larger antennas. In the rest of the world, the abandoned television channels are VHF, and the resulting large VHF white spaces are being reallocated for the worldwide (except the U.S.) digital radio standard DAB and DAB+, and DMB.
Though I could not translate the entire document, I found it interesting that one of Wytec's patents was cited in the DAB Patent Map, which of course is where the worldwide white spaces standard is heading (See supra, reference).
In 2008, the FCC voted to reallocate the various segments of white space and unused channels between 54MHz and 806MHz (channels two to 69), which would no longer be needed when the last of the country’s analogue television transmitters switched to digital broadcasting in June 2009.
MDGC/Wytec technologies developed before "the country’s analogue television transmitters [were] switched to digital broadcasting in June 2009" that were designed for the now digital world have become a veritable gold mine for MDGC "to begin marketing unlicensed communications devices and systemsthat operate on frequencies in the TV bands in areas where they are not used by licensed services".
MediaG3's Announced Advances into White Space (on the day the FCC opened most of the TV spectrum to public use).
09.23.2010 MediaG3 to launch WiFiBridges Network into “White Spaces”
San Francisco, CA –(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX)– September 23, 2010 — MediaG3, Inc., (OTC Pinksheets: MDGC) an innovative wireless technology leader, today announced the company is planning to exploit white spaces airwaves that exists in all US cities.
“MediaG3, last week introduced their WiFiBridges technology, a multi-channel, multi-mode network which was designed in part to work in these white spaces”, commented MediaG3's chairman, Val Westergard.
“MediaG3 is very pleased with the FCC’s unanimous decision to clear the way for technologies like ours to use these frequencies,” Mr. Westergard, continued. “Our WiFiBridges NetWork technology was developed to utilize these frequencies as a part of our multi-channel, multi-mode municipal mesh network, along with our LMDS backhaul and middle-mile technologies.”
“This new spectrum allows signals to penetrate through buildings and walls much better, delivering super fast Internet connections in places other frequencies didn’t,” stated Westergard. “We call this “Next Generation” WiFi3 or WiFiCubed.” “This will bring a whole new level of Internet mobile device usage.” “As more channels and frequencies are added and made available, more and more ways to use them will be developed.” “This is a very exciting day for all of us in wireless technology. The door to innovation has just been cracked opened a little more.”
11.03.2010 MediaG3 Announces Mesh Network Pilot Projects Moving Forward
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- November 3, 2010 – MediaG3, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MDGC) announces their wireless mesh network pilot projects with MeshGlobal are on track and are quickly moving forward. The companies have met with and secured additional agreements for fiber provision, infrastructure, equipment, engineering and installation to begin deployment on their first pilot projects, and expect to begin “live” testing by the Thanksgiving holiday.
“MediaG3 is excited to announce the launch of these first licensing and revenue sharing models using our technologies,” stated Val Westergard, MediaG3 chairman. “MediaG3 will work closely with MeshGlobal who are scheduled to deploy and test the company’s patented and proprietary technologies as part of a series of pilot projects and plan to merge with MediaG3 upon completion of these agreements.
“MediaG3 previously announced agreements with MeshGlobal to begin the first pilot projects which will also use MediaG3's WiFiBridges technologies, which can move much larger amounts of data through multiple spectrums and can function as a super-fast, primary or complimentary wireless broadband solution for small business, enterprise, neighborhood, community, metropolitan, campus, public and rural areas. Once complete, we intend to invite mayors, education and public safety directors, businesses and other WISPs to come and experience these ‘next generation’ technologies to use, evaluate and consider for their customers, business and community needs.”
About MeshGlobal, Inc.
MeshGlobal Inc., a newly formed entity to specialize in commercial, government and institutional deployment of wireless mesh communication networks, will fund and deploy the first model programs, using MediaG3's super-fast “next generation” wireless networks. MediaG3 licensed its patented Local Multi-Point Distribution Systems (LMDS) and other proprietary technologies to MeshGlobal, to be used in these model networks.
MediaG3 is well positioned to take advantage of White Spaces, needed backhaul, and equipment needs associated with the brandwidth growth in our airwaves.