Google and London Zoo use "white spaces" to stream live video to YouTube

Working with London Zoo, Google is streaming live footage of meerkats, Asian otters and giant Galapagos tortoises to YouTube using a new wireless technology known as "white spaces".

White spaces are the small gaps between the spectrum frequencies used for TV broadcasting, and can travel longer distances and more easily through walls than WiFi and Bluetooth, enabling a wide range of new wireless applications.

Ofcom is currently coordinating trials of white spaces across the UK to test how the tech might be put into practice, such as internet access for rural communities, and expects it could be rolled out as soon as 2015.

DTG Staff  |  10.10.2014

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