WhiteSpace provides a solution to reduce the Digital Divide
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 and Spectrum Sharing. 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 market place and with regulatory requirements. Interoperability specifications will allow multiple vendors to enter the market and help to reduce the costs for the consumers. WhiteSpace
Alliance promotes the use of IEEE, 3GPP and IETF Standards for use in the WhiteSpaces.
WSA™ is a registered trademark of the WhiteSpace Alliance.
Wi-FAR™ and WSAConnect™ are the inter-operability specifications developed by the WhiteSpace Alliance. They are also trademarks of the WhiteSpace Alliance.
WhiteSpace Alliance, the developer of Wi-FAR™ and WSAConnect™ interoperability specifications,
has a following of more than 200 major commercial, academic, government and regulatory organizations
around the world. WSA member organizations benefit from access to technical specifications that decrease development
costs; expanded access to global markets, regulators and government agencies; and ongoing marketing
support at no additional cost. Consumers benefit from a multi-vendor, interoperable ecosystem
that brings down the overall cost of broadband access.