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100 Times Faster Than WiFi: Bring It On



I’m sure it will be some time before this comes to be, but I’d sure like to see it happen. According to CNET, Radio scientists at IBM Research and MediaTek are working together to develop a wireless transmission protocal that will be 100 times faster than WiFi, using the 60GHz spectrum. The chips will be able to transfer files at 2.5 gigabits per second.

I love this line in the article:

Put another way, these chips could transfer at 10 gigabyte file wirelessly in five seconds or so, something that would take several minutes on a WiFi network

I don’t know about you, and I’m not sure what kind of WiFi network they are using now, but I’d settle for “a few minutes” to transfer a 10GB file.


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