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Saankhya Labs Intruduces a Chip to Provide Rural India With High Speed Internet

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Saankhya Labs, a Bengaluru based start-up has designed a chip “Pruthvi”, which is as big as a postal stamp. The chip uses unused white space TV spectrum to provide internet to rural households.

TV White Spaces is a term technically used to define the unused spectrum (50 – 860 MHz) between active TV channels that are usually used for over-the-air transmission using rooftop antennas and TV towers. In India, this is mainly done by Prasar Bharti.

According to the company, TV White Space Communications is the most preferred wireless alternative for long distance communication. A single base station can reach households that are as far away as 10km – 30km depending on antenna height. Read more

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