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Ultrawideband - almost ready

Last year we exclusively broke the story that ultrawideband (UWB) is to be legalised in Europe. It all became official in February of this year, and all systems are just about ready to go.
Written by David Meyer, Contributor on

Last year we exclusively broke the story that ultrawideband (UWB) is to be legalised in Europe. It all became official in February of this year, and all systems are just about ready to go.

Lest we forget, UWB will form the basis for all sorts of goodies like wireless USB and the next generation of Bluetooth, so I think most people in the industry are of the "sooner the better" mindset. Ofcom's pretty much ready to fire the starting gun on the whole thing, so all that remains is for no-one to raise any serious objection to the regulator's final proposals, which can be found here. (Of course, UWB operates on frequencies allocated to other users, but the idea is to keep it low-power so as to not interfere with other people's equipment).

Anyone got a problem with it? Well, do ya? If so, do let the good folks at Ofcom know about it before the 6th of July...

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