News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1053 on 28 May 2021

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Kenyan regulator clears TV White Spaces Access Framework, procedures for geolocation databases and consults on community licences

28 May 2021

After over eight years in the works, Kenya’s regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya, has finally published its guidelines for the use of TV White Spaces. Russell Southwood talked to Martha Suarez, President, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance about the progress TV White Spaces is making in Kenya. The first TV White Spaces (TVWS) event in Sub-Saharan Africa was held in Johannesburg in 2013 (sponsored by Google and Microsoft) and in April 2016 Kenya’s Mawingu Networks went over to ISM bands to operate, in the absence of regulatory clarity. (Mawingu Networks continues to be supportive of the TVWS project.) It’s been a long…