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White Space Alliance’s WiFAR comes closer to launch

The WiFAR protocol from the White Space Alliance (WSA) has taken a step closer to launch this week, with Alliance members AmeriSys and Saankyha Labs publishing a test vector format for the long-range wireless protocol. The WSA is promising that WiFAR will take advantage of the underused white spaces in TV spectrum to support a range of emerging applications, including machine-to-machine communications, IoT, smart grid deployment and industrial automation. By announcing the test specification for WiFAR, WSA partners will now have the opportunity to develop IoT-based applications, and start to consider potential use cases. However, given that all the projects currently associated with the Alliance are focused on providing broadband services this is early days for IoT applications. But there…

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