New Patented Method for Broadband Delivery Using TV Spectrum Addresses Growing Net Neutrality Debate
SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTVCast, a leading developer of wireless broadband technology for the telecom, broadcast, and content industries, announced today that it has been granted a patent that enhances the use of UHF broadcast TV spectrum for high speed broadband and content delivery services. Through the use of sectorization of TV spectrum, the new patented method quadruples the broadband throughput capacity of a single existing or new broadcast TV channel creating unique applications for content delivery and broadband access.
The patented technology allows a single UHF/VHF TV channel to be sectorized into four separate quadrants, capable of delivering a total of 77.56 Mbps of throughput. This technology enhancement dramatically improves the previous capacity of 19.39 Mbps per UHF/VHF channel. With this added broadband capacity, DTVCast's REACH solution is an attractive vehicle for over the air direct-to-consumer content delivery, capable of bypassing an increasingly complex net neutrality debated broadband access environment.
"Our patented broadband technology combined with the extensive existing infrastructure of broadcast television towers, transmitters and facilities offers a quick go-to-market opportunity for IP based content delivery to over 100 million consumer homes already covered by an existing base of over 8000 broadcast TV stations nationwide," says DTVCast CEO John Kyle. "The DTVCast REACH solution can help ensure the promise of the open Internet, where the fair and equitable delivery of content over broadband networks to end consumers occurs without encumbrance or additional cost."
DTVCast's extensive spectrum holdings and patented technology offers an attractive platform for a nationwide content delivery network. Tens of millions of homes within reach of a standard UHF/VHF TV signal can now receive valuable broadband Internet delivered content directly.
"This is a game changer for anyone looking to independently control and efficiently deliver content over an IP network," says DTVCast Senior Vice President of Technology Bert Garriga. "With growing network neutrality concerns and other hurdles that potentially impact the open Internet, DTVCast offers an excellent alternate path to reach end consumers."
DTVCast is successfully demonstrating this potentially disruptive technology at two operating pilot networks in southeast Florida and in the Bay area atop the San Bruno Mountain with coverage from San Francisco to Silicon Valley. Interested parties should contact Bert Garriga at (954)357-0931 to arrange a demonstration.
DTVCast is a leading provider of innovative wireless broadband solutions with applications for the telecom, broadcast, and content industries. Based in Sunrise, Florida, DTVCast is a wholly owned subsidiary of DTVAmerica which is one of the largest owners of FCC licensed TV spectrum in the US and has pioneered its patented DTVCast REACH solution to enable broadband and content applications in support of the open Internet. Find out more about DTVCast at http://www.dtvcast.com.
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