Facebook is testing Internet lasers in remote areas




Facebook is testing a method to deliver Internet in remote areas via lasers. The lasers can data by pumping tens of gigabits per second, while the hardware can reach the size of a coin at over 16 kilometers away.

The connection via the laser according to Facebook tens of times faster than what the industry now is considered state-of-the-art. With the lasers would like Facebook internet drones with each other and with the ground to connect to establish a network as in remote areas of the world.

Facebook has the lasers only been tested in a laboratory, so how they work out is still unknown. Before going to run the company testing the technology. Thanks to the accurate focus can drones the web at a distance to one another are in communication with a compound which has a high speed.

The internet drones named Aquila must fly at altitudes between 18 and 27 kilometers, well above where ordinary aircraft flying. Thus, they need do not suffer from storms. A balloon they must bring to those heights. The electricity comes from solar panels. On each flight, they should hold out for two to three months.

The drones send the signal to the ground, where dishes and antennas must absorb and convert into regular Wi-Fi or mobile networks, which work with current smart phones, tablets and laptops. A single drone must cover an area with a radius of fifty kilometers.

However, the social network says it has no plans to become a provider. It will only provide the backend and then have to go mainstream providers offer services across the infrastructure. Facebook claims to have a long way to go before it can bring the Internet to remote areas. It would be years before the network is operational for remote areas.


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