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Australia Wireless Networking Television Technology

Aussie Research Company Brings Wi-Fi To TV Antenna 74

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the humdrums-and-spectrums dept.
joshgnosis writes "The CSIRO has unveiled new technology that could bring internet to people in rural or remote parts of Australia using their existing TV antennas. Analog TV signal is set to be switched off in 2013 but this technology could see the spectrum used to deliver internet straight into people's homes through their TV antenna. Gartner expert Robin Simpson told ZDNet Australia that this would make it much easier for companies to get new customers. 'What appeals to me about it is that it re-uses existing infrastructure, all of the competing wireless technologies tend to use high frequencies and therefore require new base stations, new spectrum and new receiving antenna infrastructure as well,' he said. 'The fact that they're re-using the analog TV stuff gives them a much easier market entry strategy.'"
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Aussie Research Company Brings Wi-Fi To TV Antenna

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  • by noidentity (188756) on Wednesday November 03, 2010 @01:16PM (#34114124)
    The uplink is simple. Remember, Australia is on the lower part of the globe, so radio signals work in reverse there. That means it's easier for homes to transmit back to the central station, but hard for the opposite. That's good, because they can put a big transmitter at the central station, rather than having to put them in homes. Too bad that wouldn't work in the northern hemisphere.

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