TV “White Spaces” (TVWS) are locally underutilized portions of the terrestrial TV bands and occur as a by-product of the Digital Switchover. Thanks to the very good characteristics of the TV bands in terrestrial radio communications, the exploitation of TVWS for license-exempt networking, under a carefully established regulatory framework, is a very attractive perspective.

A recent MNL study applied a tailored methodology to a sample area in southern Greece and unveiled that 14 Mbps of additional wireless capacity per capita can be unleashed via TVWS exploitation. Read more in the paper Quantifying TV White Space Capacity; A Geolocation-based Approach, published in IEEE Communications Magazine (September 2012 issue).