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Botswana-UPenn partnership, Microsoft to launch telemedicine service in Botswana

March 26, 2015

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership, along with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and others are planning to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa —“Project Kgolagano” — to to people that usually must make a long journey to access specialized care, according to a press release.

“The Microsoft TV White Space project uses wavelength space that is available between TV and radio signals to transmit high speed Internet signals,” Harvey Friedman, MD, director of Botswana-UPenn Partnership, and lead researcher of Project Kgolagano, told Infectious Disease News. “The White Space signals are transmitted by an antenna and can travel approximately 10 kilometers — at that point the signals need to be picked up by a transmitter linked to traditional Internet. The concept of TV White Space is to provide the ‘last mile’ of high speed Internet to reach rural areas. The goal with the Microsoft project is to provide Internet to rural areas of Botswana.”

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