Monday, November 8, 2010

Roundtable discussion at Offshore Communications

On behalf of Spectrum Bridge, I had the opportunity to attend the Offshore Communications 2010 conference in Houston, Texas on November 3, 2010 as a panelist on the Communications Systems: What’s Here and What’s Next? roundtable.

The roundtable consisted of a diverse group of panelists representing a broad range of communications directors and satellite and wireless providers. One of the main topics and key issues that the panelists are facing is the bandwidth availability in each of their respective geographic regions. With new regulations and additional advances in wireless technology, the wish list of remote data applications is growing along with the bandwidth requirements to deploy them. While there is no single technology readily available to solve the problem; fiber, wireless and satellite will play a major role in supplying the necessary bandwidth to various applications.

In the What’s Next? category, the audience was eager to learn about TV White Spaces and the potential applications of this newly available spectrum. The enhanced propagation characteristics of TV White Spaces were an area of interest for many of the attendees, as it is an alternative solution to Wi-Fi to aggregate the vast amounts of data before it is backhauled to the beach.

Following the discussion, attendees had many questions regarding the usage and timeline of TV White Spaces. Most recently, Spectrum Bridge held a webinar about TV White Spaces and the expected timeline for its deployment. To watch the recording of Introducing TV White Spaces, please click here.

- Lou Eisenberg, Senior Account Manager

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