TVWS Technology Helps Drive Rural Broadband Access

For Immediate Release

December 4, 2018 (Forest, VA) –Adaptrum’sSOVA Innovation Center for TV White Space (TVWS) Development was recognized as the Innovator of the Year by the Lynchburg Technology Council and by the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance at the TechEDGE 2018 annual dinner and awards night. The event was held on December 3, 2018 at Amazement Square. TechEDGE is the premier regional business and technology awards dinner and the largest technology networking event of its kind in the region. TechEDGE brings together regional and statewide leaders with the movers and shakers of the local technology community to acknowledge and celebrate the successes of the year. TechEdge awards include the Innovator of the Year, the Entrepreneur of the Year, the Technology Program of the Year, Technology Ambassador of the Year and Technology Retailer of theYear.

The Innovator of the Year award goes to an individual or business that has developed an innovative process, product, service or initiative. Nominees are evaluated on concept, viability, and innovation impact on the local, national,and international scale. This year this award went to the SOVA Innovation Center for TVWS Development in Forest, VA.

The SOVA Innovation Center for TV White Space Broadband Development is one of the newest engineering and research initiatives to come to Bedford County through the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research. The SOVA Innovation Center focuses on research and development in TV White Space (TVWS) technology. TV White Space technology harnesses unused TV band spectrum to deliver fixed wireless internet services while operating harmoniously with surrounding TV channels.  Adaptrum was an early pioneer in the theory and implementation of TVWS technologies that make emerging dynamic spectrum access policies possible. Adaptrum dynamic spectrum access solutions help unlock licensed bands without interference, allowing for sharing available spectrum in a more coordinated way.

TVWS technology helps make cost-effective telecom infrastructure and much-needed affordable broadband services possible in rural areas of Virginia and beyond.

The center, serving as Adaptrum’s East Coast R&D and operations home-base, works to:

  • Drive fundamental advances and applied applications for TV White Space technology.
  • Engage with leading academic institutions focused on TVWS wireless and dynamic spectrum access techniques.
  • Serve as a test bed for new and improved next-generation products.
  • Support products and services for regional customers and projects.

“Bedford County is the perfect location for Adaptrum’s East Coast R&D and office center,” said Haiyun Tang,Founder & CEO of Adaptrum. “The Innovation Center supports the advancement of our TVWS technologies, and serves as a launching pad for Adaptrum products and services while showcasing the TVWS pilot deployment in southern Virginia.”


Bob Bailey
SOVA Innovation Center  (434) 477-5060 bbailey [at] caer [dot] us

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