FAQs – Use of TV White Spaces (TVWS) in Kenya
What are “White Spaces”?
This refers to unused but assigned spectrum (often referred to as idle spectrum) in a particular location
or locations at a particular time.
What is TV White Space (TVWS)Technology?
Television White Spaces (TVWS) refers to the portion of the frequencies that are unused by the licensed
TV services in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) band 470-694 MHz. With the assignment of channels to TV
broadcasters varying by geographic location, not all allocated channels assigned are used, giving rise to
“white spaces” in which a channel that is not assigned for broadcasting services may be available for other
wireless services. Similar to other regulators, the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has developed
a framework to allow service providers that offer…..
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