Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers have completed the new IEEE 802.22 wireless network standard, Known also as Super WiFi Wireless Broadband. They’ve been working on this new standard since 2004, but it’s finally ready. The huge advantage here is that the standard will be able to have a 62 mile range (100 km) from the base station with a coverage area of over 12,000 square miles (31,416 square kilometres). It’ll use what is known as Wide Regional Area Network (WRAN).

IEEE 802.22 is a standard for Wireless Regional Area Network (WRAN) using white spaces in the TV frequency spectrum. The development of the IEEE 802.22 WRAN standard is aimed at using cognitive radio (CR) technology to allow sharing of geographically unused spectrum allocated to the Television Broadcast Service, on a non-interfering basis, to bring broadband access to hard-to-reach, low population density areas, typical of rural environments, and is therefore timely and has the potential for a wide applicability worldwide. It is the first worldwide effort to define a standardized air interface based on CR techniques for the opportunistic use of TV television bands on a non-interfering basis.

IEEE P802.22.1 is a standard developed to enhance harmful interference protection for low power licensed devices operating in TV Broadcast Bands. IEEE P802.22.2 is a recommended practice for the installation and deployment of IEEE 802.22 Systems.

IEEE P802.22 Wireless Networks operate in VHF/UHF TV broadcast frequency ranges between 54 MHz and 698 MHz with a maximum data transmission rate as high as 22 Mbps per channel.