School on Applications of Open Spectrum
and White Spaces Technologies


3—14 March 2014

TV White Spaces

White space, in a communications context, refers to underutilized portions of the Radio Frequency spectrum. Large portions of the spectrum are currently unused, in particular the frequencies allocated for analog television and those used as buffers to prevent interference between channels.

Dynamic Spectrum Access

Dynamic Spectrum Access refers to technologies and techniques that enable radio communications devices to opportunistically transmit on available radio spectrum. This will ensure that users and devices have wireless bandwidth when and where they need it.


Since 1995, the ICTP Wireless Lab has held some 50 training activities attracting more than 2400 participants, from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Americas as well as from international organizations.