Facebook’s millimeter-wave radio tech hits new bandwidth records
Original story at TechCrunch• 11 mentions • 6 months ago
TechCrunch 6 months ago
It’s no secret that Facebook is highly interested in bringing Internet connectivity to more people — even in very remote areas where traditional technologies don’t typically work. To do this, the company has recently focused on its Aquila drone and many of the backend radio technologies that are necessary for bringing wireless access to more users. Today, at its F8 developer conference, the company provided an update on the state of many of these projects. The highlight here is probably the fact that Facebook’s millimeter-wave (MMW) radio technology, which can be used for drone-to-ground communications or for more traditional terrestrial ...