LONDON – Neul Ltd. has announced some more details of its first white-space radio network called Neulnet and the standard behind that Neul has dubbed Weightless.
The company has said it intends to make its money partly by the control of data that passes over a potentially global "white space" network and through databases it will control, and partly by the sale of equipment and the licensing of production details relevant to the white-space M2M standard that it is now finalizing.
The company was formed in 2010 by some of the original founders of Cambridge Silicon Radio, which went on to become CSR plc on success providing single-chip CMOS implementations of the Bluetooth standard. But Neul does not intend to be a chip company, but rather a technology enabler for other companies. It's network is intended for machine-to-machine communications and to operate in the license-free and payment-free "white-space spectrum" between 400- and 800-MHz being made available by the retirement of analog television broadcasting.
Although the company is starting in the United Kingdom the company said the principles are applicable globally as just about all broadcast television is in the UHF band and just about all governments are digitizing those broadcasts creating white-space opportunities. Signals in these frequencies can travel long distances and easily penetrate walls. This makes white space radio suitable for long-range applications that require wide-area connectivity.
Neul offers an FCC-certifiable white-space network in a box