TV White Space
Long distance (10km)
No line-of-sight required
What is TV White Space / Super Wi-Fi?
TV White Space (TVWS) or Super Wi-Fi are wireless spectrums in the TV bands that are not fully utilised by licensed services such as TV broadcasts and are made available for other users on a secondary basis.
A world where everyone and everything can be affordably connected for better lives.
To connect people, systems and devices together using quality products with innovative dynamic spectrum sharing technology.
In an increasingly inter-connected world with a majority of it being wireless, there is an endless demand for wireless spectrums but limited supply of it which leads to a spectrum crunch.
Whizpace offers communication solutions with our TVWS / Super Wi-Fi technology by harnessing under-utilised spectrums and optimizing its abilities.
As a spin-off company of Singapore’s national research organisation, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Whizpace specialises in TVWS / Super Wi-Fi technology where our wireless solutions can reach long distances of up to 10km and penetrate through obstacles. These distinct features make previously challenging applications finally possible.
We also aim to connect an estimated 3 billion people that are currently unconnected while also addressing the potential opportunities in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and smart city markets.
What we do
We design and deploy wireless turn-key solutions for our valued customers using Whizpace products. We also help our customers manage their network for different applications.
With our strong expertise in the Networking Field and with a profound knowledge of TV White Space technology, we will work with you to recommend the best network design to meet your every needs.
We integrate our TV White Space communication modules into our partners’ smart devices to offer a total solution for IoT or IoT applications. If you have any applications where you need our communication solutions, please feel free to contact us for a discussion.
Why Choose Whizpace?
We differentiate from our competitors by having better product mix to address different applications, easier setup, patented IPs with innovative architecture to lower cost of equipment and more secured connectivity. We are also the only company that offers small form-factor tv white space modules. As the only tv white space company in the Asia Pacific region also gave us advantage in better understanding of customers as well as providing timely support.
Comparing to 4G and NB-IoT, we allow users to own their own networks with full control and preserve their data from access by third parties besides savings on monthly subscription cost. Our solutions also offer much better coverage than Wi-Fi and have more than 10 times capacities compared to LoRa, SigFox and ZigBee.
“WhizNano and WhizMesh (tv white space equipment) are perfect for the IoT ecosystem and its integration with the cloud using on the air update was unparalleled and extremely unique. The coverage and speed of the devices were just awesome. We were able to connect a lot of our devices in a long range and further edge computing activity, allowing us to finally send our data to the cloud for further analytics. The device is not only robust, but quick to integrate into our mainstream data communication.”
— Pullak Kumar Parija, Co-Founder of AltraSafe Tech Solutions
Smart Farming using tv white space
Agriculture is the world’s largest industry generating around $2.4T of revenue globally. But, it is very inefficient with lots of wastage.
For example, palm oil plantations are capable of yielding up to 18 tons of palm oil/hectare, however, the yield now is only up to 3.3 tons/hectare. Additionally,the average yield in India for sugar cane plantation is up to 90 tons/hectare, due to farmers either under or over utilizing water & fertilizers.
At Whizpace Pte Ltd, we provide tv white space solutions to bridge this gap. By suggesting when to and how much to irrigate and fertigate, it has resulted in an award winning farmer's yield of 400 to 500 tons/hectare. Watch the video to find out how!
Is TV White Space an unlicensed spectrum?
TV White Space has both licensed and unlicensed components.
Is TVWS made up of leftover spectrum after the switch in analog TV to digital TV
TVWS is not totally made up of leftover spectrum. In fact, many countries have been using TVWS even when only analog TV was available. However, the digital switch over has opened up more opportunities for TVWS.
Does TV White Space technology make use of broadcasting for communication?
TV White Space has no relation to broadcasting except that both use the same wireless spectrum.
Is TV White Space allocated to specific entities and hence hold exclusive rights to provide TVWS services?
As long as the secondary systems meet certain criteria set by regulators, they are allowed to use TV White Space spectrum. Spectrum allocation is usually for licensed services (e.g. telco companies).
What applications can TV White Space technology be applied to?
TV White Space technology can be applied to Smart Grid, Agriculture Technology, Industry 4.0, Rural Internet, Secured Private Network, Video Surveillance, Wifi/3G/4G range extension, maritime communication and Internet of Things (IoT).