At last, Weightless-N is announced

This has been – forgive me – in the ether for a while, but at last it is formally announced, in this press release from the Weightless SIG. Weightless has been drifting for a bit, because the original vision of using the TV White Space spectrum doesn’t seem to have worked out too well – it’s too fragmented, it’s not available where you want it most – and because the world is suddenly full of low power players operating in unlicensed spectrum. This is Weightless’s go at grabbing some of that opportunity, in an appropriately standards-based way rather than the proprietary technologies on which the many competitors seem to rely.

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