White Space Broadband–Entire UK–£50m

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Posted in Mobile, 22nd April 2011 08:00 GMT

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A team of 20 developers in Cambridge wants to build a new radio network covering the entire country, but plans to cut costs by only offering connectivity to silicon-based customers.

The team has set up a company called Neul with plans to make use of unused TV frequencies (“white spaces”), and is busy designing base stations for national deployment.

The idea is to connect up all the electricity meters, cars, e-readers and suchlike over a new national network that the team reckons can be built for around the same amount that O2 spends on its network every couple of weeks.

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Graphic: White Space Phone (Nokia/Microsoft)