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Paul Garnett

Solar power, white spaces bring 16Mbps broadband to towns without electricity

"Down in the valley, nobody has electricity," Paul Garnett, director of technology policy at Microsoft, told Ars. Garnett has been shuttling back and forth between the US and Kenya to get the white spaces network up and running, and he gave me an update on the project in a recent ...

White Spaces Technology: How Tech Giants Bring Broadband to Africa

"When the earthquake hit, this low-cost technology was used for deploying network in disaster recovery and to get community centres connected, covering areas that were completely destroyed," said Paul Garnett, director of technology policy at Microsoft Corporation. "It also provided free ...

Microsoft Unveils 4Afrika Initiative With Huawei Phone Just For Africa

In Kenya, Paul Garnett, the company’s Director of its Technology Policy Group, and Louis Otieno, Legal and Corporate Affairs Director for Africa Initiatives, said that Microsoft has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to present a framework of cooperation with the Kenyan Ministry ...

Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, low-cost wireless broadband

" "TV white spaces and efficient spectrum management represent a creative, tested and affordable way of extending broadband access to unserved communities," said Paul Garnett, director in Microsoft's Technology Policy Group. "Kenya is one of the countries leading the way in using this ...

Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft

Paul Garnett, of Microsoft; Louis Otieno, of Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative; and Beatrice Nderango, headmistress at Gakawa Secondary School in Nanyuki, distribute Windows 8 devices to the pupils. Serenoy Letoye, a warrior with the Samburu tribe in Kenya, demonstrates the power of the ...

TVTechnology: RF Shorts for March 14, 2014

" A key function of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is to engage with governments and regulators around the world on how to use new dynamic spectrum sharing technologies to address key policy challenges," said Paul Garnett, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance chairman of the board and director of ...

Facebook and Google Aim to Fix Global Connectivity, but for Whom?

“If you look around the world—whether in the U.S. or the Philippines—the issues around digital inclusion and universal access are mainly policy challenges,” says Paul Garnett, director of Microsoft’s technology policy group...

TVTechnology: FCC Reschedules Unlicensed Spectrum User Workshop

This panel is comprised of several TV white space pioneers, including Elizabeth Bowles from WISPA, Jim Carlson of Carlson Wireless, Paul Garnett at Microsoft, Peter Stanford from Spectrum Bridge and Robert Rucker with the United Negro College Fund and AirU. The second panel will examine ...

Microsoft to connect schools in South African white-spaces project

Commercial white-spaces networks are just starting to get off the ground in the U.S., but Microsoft has talked with governments in at least 50 other countries about the possibility of making such frequencies available, said Paul Garnett, Microsoft's director for technology policy. TV ...

Google, Microsoft pilot TV white space projects in Kenya and South Africa

"Microsoft believes we can achieve a range of at least 10 kilometers around a base station using a single TV channel, with 16Mbps throughput to end users; ultimately, we feel we will need two base stations to power 20 locations," said Paul Garnett, director of the Microsoft Technology ...

Aviacomm Announces Membership in the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

... of wireless communication," said Mr. Shih Mo, President and CEO of Aviacomm, Inc. "Aviacomm's innovative RF transceiver solutions are designed to utilize new spectrum made available through the efforts of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance," said Paul Garnett, Microsoft Director of Technology Policy...

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Submits First Filing To Support FCC Spectrum Sharing Proposals

Paul Garnett, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Chairman of the Board and Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft, said: “A key function of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance is to engage with governments and regulators around the world on how to use new dynamic spectrum sharing technologies to ...

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Appoints Executive Director

“H Nwana brings a wealth of public and private sector experience in the areas of wireless technology and spectrum policy and regulation,” said Paul Garnett, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Chairman of the Board and Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft. “H understands that spectrum policy ...

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Heads To West Africa, Ghana

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Chairman of the Board Paul Garnett, Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft, said: “Wireless communications have already changed lives around the planet, yet there is so much more that can be achieved if we can find ways to use radio spectrum more ...

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Piloting 'White Space' Broadband in SA

Paul Garnett, director at Microsoft's Technology Policy Group, said governments throughout the world should "take note of the increasing momentum behind this technology and adopt forward-looking regulation that allows for more efficient use of spectrum for the benefit of all"...

Microsoft seeks more collaboration in its Spectrum Observatory project

" In a November 2013 interview with FierceWirelessTech, Paul Garnett, director of Microsoft's technology policy group, said most spectrum remains unused most of the time in most places. He said uncovering large amounts of unused spectrum via the Microsoft Spectrum Observatory can help ...

DSA urges FCC to move on opening more unlicensed spectrum

Paul Garnett, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance chairman of the board and director of technology policy at Microsoft, said, “We hope that the FCC will move quickly over the next few months, adopt and implement new regulations allowing for dynamic access to spectrum in the 600 MHz, 3.5 GHz, and 5 ...

비주얼 미디어 ITViewpoint.com MS, 아프리카 남부 림포포 지역에서 TV전파 활용하는 'white spaces'로 초고속 통신 구현

“Microsoft has always been driven by the promise to help democratize access to technology for the world, and our work on white spaces is one way we’re delivering on that promise for people in even the most remote location,” said Paul Garnett, director at Microsoft’s Technology Policy ...

Microsoft partners with Tanzania Commission for Science and Tech and UhuruOne to bring cutting-edge...

“After announcing our ‘Mawingu’ pilot in Kenya, Microsoft has been flooded with requests from a wide range of companies and governments interested in developing similar projects,” said Paul Garnett, director at Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group. “White spaces technology and efficient ...

Microsoft Set to Unveil Pilot TV White Spaces Project in Tanzania

Paul Garnett, director at Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group says, “White spaces technology and efficient spectrum management have a huge potential for expanding affordable broadband access throughout the world. We hope all governments will follow the example of forward-looking ...

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