Going wireless in the bush: the revolution will be televised (Podcast)

CSIRO is developing wireless broadband technology that could operate using barely a quarter the number of transmission towers required by current systems.

Without access to a wireless broadband connection allowing the upload of information at the same rate it can be downloaded, people living beyond Australia’s planned fibre network are potentially facing a digital divide.

But now, in what could prove to be a major breakthrough for people living in rural and regional Australia, CSIRO is developing wireless broadband technology that could operate using barely a quarter of the number of transmission towers required by current systems, and provide fast up and down speeds.

CSIRO’s Ngara technology aims to bring wireless broadband access to people living in the bush by using existing broadcasting infrastructure and UHF spectrum, such as that left behind when Australian TV goes 100 per cent digital.

http://www.csiro.au/multimedia/Going-wireless-in-the-bush.html

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  1. Going wireless in the bush: the revolution will be televised (Podcast)

    CSIRO is developing wireless broadband technology that could operate using barely a quarter the number of transmission towers required by current systems.

    Without access to a wireless broadband connection allowing the upload of information at the same rate it can be downloaded, people living beyond Australia’s planned fibre network are potentially facing a digital divide.

    But now, in what could prove to be a major breakthrough for people living in rural and regional Australia, CSIRO is developing wireless broadband technology that could operate using barely a quarter of the number of transmission towers required by current systems, and provide fast up and down speeds.

    CSIRO’s Ngara technology aims to bring wireless broadband access to people living in the bush by using existing broadcasting infrastructure and UHF spectrum, such as that left behind when Australian TV goes 100 per cent digital.

    http://www.csiro.au/multimedia/Going-wireless-in-the-bush.html

    —Huffduffed by markhulme 3 years ago

  2. RN Rear Vision - 20 April 2011 - Telecommunications in Australia

    Everything to do with communications in Australia has always been highly political; the National Broadband Network provides the latest evidence. Rear Vision looks at the story of communication in Australia and compares the evolution of the internet here with the rest of the world.

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/rearvision/stories/2011/3191296.htm

    —Huffduffed by theJBJshow 2 years ago

  3. Sustainable decisions: researching Australia’s future (Podcast)

    CSIRO is spearheading a new national scientific capability to inform on Australia’s shift to a prosperous, sustainable, lower carbon, climate adapted future.

    http://www.csiro.au/multimedia/Sustainable-decisions.html

    —Huffduffed by lukemenzel 3 years ago