- ADITUM SAS
- Civil Society
This initiative comprises the design, implementation, and maintenance of a telecommunications network using Television White Space Technology to provide connectivity services for eight public schools located in the rural areas of the municipality of Ovejas (and the communities settled in their surroundings), in the department of Sucre, Montes de María subregion, in Colombia.
This pilot project had three clearly defined functional goals:
1. To confirm the ability of the TVWS signal to coexist after installing the technology in a telecommunications base station, in the same location as the signal of five national television broadcasters, public and commercial radio services, microwave links, cell phone services, and trunking.
2. To verify the performance of the TVWS technology on site, confirming its ability to serve clients in rural, difficult-to-access areas (mountainous regions with dense foliage typical of the Colombian territory) and assess connection speed and latency.
3. To generate an impact on the education sector in the pilot project’s area of influence, assessing the functionality of the service in very difficult-to-access rural schools and evaluating the connection’s stability and quality compared to the use of collaborative tools and the consumption of audio and video content as well as video calls.