This may sound optimistic but scientists in Germany have experimenting with 100Gbps Wi-Fi which could be utilised to patch holes in the infrastructure. The previous field test speed record was 40Gbps which copied a Blu-ray disc in two seconds.
The demonstration took place at Karisruhe Institute of Technology where the scientists sent data over a distance of 20m, however, they think that the range could exceed 1km.
The idea behind the technology is that it could be used in areas where it is impracticable to lay fibre optic cables i.e. over nature reserves, motorways and rivers. Also the scientists believe that the application could be useful in rural areas where it is uneconomical to lay fibre optic cables.
The development of this technology is progressing apace with the scientists at KIT Institute of Phontronics and Quantum Electronics considering that similar radio links offering up to 1Tbps “appear to be feasible” provided that Wi-Fi systems can simultaneously transmit multiple data systems.
This technology leads me to ask the question – “how long will it be before fibre optic cables are out of date”.
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