Inter BEE 2011: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications White Space Committee Holds Opening Ceremony.
An opening ceremony for the joint booth "Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications White Space Committee" was held at the InterBEE2011 hall on November 16.
Mr. Takashi Morita, Parliamentary Secretary for Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications greeted the crowd and expressed his ambition saying, "White Space enables us to recycle limited radio resources. I'd like to see stimulation of local economy and job creation resulting from White Space. Experimental demonstrations have already been started in 35 special zones. I'd like to establish related system starting next year."
Subsequently, Mr. Teruyasu Murakami, White Space Committee Acting President (Nomura Research Institute), explained the current situation of community broadcasting utilizing White Space, such as the Minami Soma Channel.
Lastly, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held in front of the exhibition booths by honored guests to commemorate the opening of the collaborative booths. In addition to Mr. Morita and Mr. Murakami, the guests included Mr. Shin Ito, a Professor from Tokyo University of Science, Mr. Taro Kimura of Taro Kimura Office, Mr. Ichiya Nakamura, a Professor from Keio University, and Mr. Hitoshi Mitomo a Professor from Waseda University.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications White Space Committee Booth will exhibit panels describing the concept of White Space, examples of how White Space is to be utilized by broadcasting companies, local municipalities, corporations, schools and other groups, as well as explanation of related technologies and important figures.
(Video and Broadcasting Equipment Division / Hall 8 / Booth #8108)