37% rural youth sans Internet access: Study
US software major Microsoft Corporation says its newly-developed White-Fi technology can provide free WiFi connectivity to a large section of the Indian population, thus, giving a boost to the Prime Minister’s Digital Indiainitiative.
White-Fi or television White-Space technology works like WiFi on a bigger scale. “TV White-Space technology puts the unused spectrum in the TV channels to a good effect,” Prashant Shukla, national technology officer at Microsoft India, told ET. “This technology has potential to provide free connectivity to large sections of the Indian population through wider coverage and economical deployment and licence-free access.”