Weightless finalizes its white spaces networking standard for the internet of things

This will be of interest for areas of Canada where there are large geographic gaps between urban populations.

Gigaom

The Weightless Special Interest Group has put the finishing touches on its wireless radio standard for that uses white spaces spectrum to glue together the internet of things. The SIG finalized the 600-page set of specifications at its Plenary Conference in Cambridge, U.K., on Tuesday.

The final approval is largely a formality, since Weightless SIG members such as Neul, CSR, Cable & Wireless, ARM(s armh) and Google(s goog) have already begun working with the technology. Neul has developed its first commercial Weightless chip, and has launched an experimental smart grid network in Cambridge. Google has begun using the technology in broadband trials in South Africa.

Weightless White Space ChipBut the approval does cement the standard, allowing the SIG’s membership to begin developing products without worrying about technical specs shifting from under them. As defined, version 1.0 of the standard is pretty flexible, allowing it to be used for any kind of…

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