NCA to Improve Internet Accessibility with Television White Spaces

In a bid to improve the communication experience and access to internet in Ghana, the National Communications Authority (NCA) is currently developing a new framework for the operation of a new internet technology known as Television White Spaces (TVWS).

The new technology will be deployed via broadband signals which can travel up to 10 Kms through buildings, vegetation among other obstacles. TVWS will also allow all internet portable devices to access the internet via fixed power stations. Taking advantage of some unused television channels, TVWS is also expected to propel the extension of fixed-line broadband to some remote areas of the country.

According to the Director-General of the NCA, Mr. William Tevie who made the revelation known at a workshop in Accra, the technology which is currently being piloted in some tertiary institutions has already been piloted among some Ghanaian suburbs including East Legon and Labadi.

Mr.  Tevie also explained that TVWS technology is also aimed at addressing the inability of some remote scarcely populated areas to access internet. 

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