Microsoft is in talk with State Bank Of India to use White Space technology


We have already seen so many news about the White Space technology of Microsoft. Now, we have some clues which are claiming that Microsoft is planning to use White Space technology in India on behalf of State Bank of India. The main goal of this approach is to provide modern banking facilities to the rural areas in India.

SBI’s Deputy Managing Director and Chief Information Officer Mrutyunjay Mahapatra told Business Standard that the bank is “experimenting with it (white space), but the security aspect of it is not established. We are hungry. In fact, Mr Satya Nadella is also talking with us for Wide-Fi.”

“We are in talks with Microsoft (for white space). If they are willing to provide white space here, it will be very good,” Dhananjay Tambe, chief general manager (IT-operations), at SBI was quoted as saying.

Microsoft has been testing the technology in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. White Space technology utilises the unused space in terrestrial TV spectrum to provide cheap Internet connectivity to remote areas.

It is definitely a good movement by the tech giant, but let’s see what gonna happen.