17th- 19th February 2015
GTUC Main Campus
The technology of TVWS and subsequent dynamic spectrum wireless broadband networks (DS-WBN) are innovations being tested globally, to accelerate the national broadband connectivity demand in emerging economy countries. The fact that it also can provide affordable and additional connectivity to urban areas in co-existence and extension to cellular networks is an added benefit.
The CSIR is basing its activities on a several years of research in TVWS networks, devices and development of a national Geo-location spectrum database (GL-SDB) as a technology which enable DS-WBN networks. It has also defined the rules for non-interfering and efficient use of underutilized spectrum through a co-existence and interference management protocol. The capacity building module will be composed of competence building seminars and exercises promoting research and development in shared spectrum wireless broadband networks and also provide project sustainability frameworks to the TVWS broadband network experimental deployment in Ghana. The CSIR as the lead institution in this project will provide leadership, capacity building, and experimental network planning experience sharing in collaboration with Ghana Technology University College (GTUC). The capacity building module will provide information on concepts, research and experimental results on how to utilize white space spectrum channels, to build operational shared spectrum broadband networks and to provide affordable Internet access to communities of users & service providers: such as Schools, Health Clinics, Agri-centres, Municipalities….. The final outcome of the capacity building module will be a proposal for a do-it-yourself (DIY) guide for running such a project with other partners. Initiating research & innovations in dynamic spectrum sharing and experimental labs in TVWS Networks and development of course modules for postgraduate research and educational departments in dynamic spectrum wireless broadband communications networks, will be a focus.