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Colombia has become the first country in Latin America to finalise its TV White Space (TVWS) regulation.

dsa bogota 31 august 2017According to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, the new rules developed by the Agencia Nacional del Espectro (ANE) will result in a huge boost for the country to leverage better connectivity and social and economic inclusion.

TVWS technology focuses on using otherwise unused or unassigned spectrum in the UHF and VHF bands otherwise allocated for broadcasting. TVWS technologies operate on a secondary basis without causing interference to primary users, such as broadcast licensees.

The ANE regulation comes just 16 months after the national agency co-hosted the DSA Global Summit 2016 in Bogota, Colombia, during which regulators, policy makers and key stakeholders discussed the central objectives for good spectrum policy.

“The achievements of ANE highlight our aim at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance to work with regulators and key stakeholders from around the world to encourage policy changes, which will enable dynamic spectrum access technologies to help make spectrum available in low-, mid- and high-band spectrum to satisfy the requirements of densification and coverage, and do so in cost-effective ways to enable successful and sustainable network deployments,” said Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance.