WhiteSpace Alliance™ Welcomes Carlson Wireless as Newest Member

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Industry Organization Fosters Emerging Wireless Technology to Bring Broadband Services to Rural Areas

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The WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA) ™, a global industry organization enabling sharing of underutilized spectrum, today announced that Carlson Wireless Technologies has joined the organization.

Carlson Wireless is an established global leader of high performance TV White Space technology. The company has commercial deployments of its RuralConnect ™ TV whitespace product in multiple countries around the world. “We now have over 1000 units in the field, in dozens of countries world-wide. We’re excited to join the WhiteSpace Alliance and to bring the technological and field expertise we’ve developed over the last four years,” said Jim Carlson, Founder and CEO.

Carlson’s membership in the WhiteSpace Alliance reflects the company’s increasing involvement in utilizing available television channels to deliver low-cost, reliable broadband Internet service to rural and remote areas. It also recognizes the leadership role that the WhiteSpace Alliance plays in fostering development, testing and deployment of solutions based upon intelligent spectrum sharing.

"Established solution providers such as Carlson bring a wealth of knowledge to the WhiteSpace Alliance,” said Peter Flynn, External Affairs Director, WhiteSpace Alliance, and representative from Texas Instruments. "Bringing together such diverse members of the TV whitespace ecosystem in our organization creates more opportunities for innovation, which should help speed the development and deployment of more efficient broadband technologies."

For more information on WhiteSpace Alliance, please visit http://www.WhiteSpaceAlliance.org.

About WhiteSpace Alliance
The mission of the Whitespace Alliance is to promote the development, deployment and use of standards based products and services as a means of providing broadband capabilities via WhiteSpace spectrum. By promoting the use of standards, the Alliance will enable companies to provide broadband connectivity at reasonable cost. The WSA will also act as an enabler of the emerging white spaces ecosystem by helping to put in place interoperability, conformance, and compliance testing to make sure that our member stakeholders get the needed information & collaborations to succeed both in the marketplace and with regulatory requirements. WhiteSpace Alliance will promote the use of IEEE, 3GPP and IETF Standards for use in the WhiteSpaces.

About Carlson Wireless Technologies
For more than a decade, Carlson has led the way in engineering high-speed wireless communication solutions to rural customers for a broad spectrum of applications by using RF technology to deliver full voice and data connections, no matter how rugged the terrain. More than 20 million people in nearly 200 communities worldwide rely on Carlson radios for their public safety communications needs. Today, Carlson is considered a pioneer of the revolutionary new TV White Space broadband technology.

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Dr. Apurva N. Mody, Chairman WhiteSpace Alliance
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