Saankhya Labs Recognizes At WhiteSpace Alliance Announces 2015 “Pioneer” Awards

The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ®, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced recipients of its 2015 “Pioneer” Award. The award recognizes significant achievements by member companies and supporting organizations to develop and deploy broadband solutions using underutilized VHF/UHF TV Band spectrum (“whitespace”). Whitespace technology is ideal for use in rural and remote areas where wired infrastructure is not cost effective to deploy, and vegetation makes line-of-sight wireless solutions unreliable.

WSA recognized four organizations for their contributions this year:
• Saankhya Labs
Saankhya Labs is commended for their pioneering work on implementing the first IEEE 802.22 Standards-based chipset to realize the vision of “Make in India”. Saankhya Labs has also developed Base Station (BS) and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) based on the WSA Wi-FAR™ Specification. The module uses VHF/UHF TV Band spectrum to provide connectivity in wireless regional area networks. A single BS is expected to cover 300 sq. km and provide an aggregate throughput of 18 to 22 Mbps.

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