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Fast and Furious - Faster than Fibre

A new wireless technology could beat fiber optics for speed...

"Atop each of the Trump towers in New York City, there's a new type of wireless transmitter and receiver that can send and receive data at rates of more than one gigabit per second -- fast enough to stream 90 minutes of video from one tower to the next, more than one mile apart, in less than six seconds. By comparison, the same video sent over a DSL or cable Internet connection would take almost an hour to download."

This kind of direct wireless technology could be useful in situations where digging fiber-optic trenches would disrupt an environment, installation process take too long, extending communications networks in cities, on battlefields or after a disaster.

I think this could be a great technology introduced in Africa for instance where vast distances between towns and villages make laying fibre optics or any type of data cables extremely expensive and time consuming.

Read the story about this exciting leap of speed here.

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