Of course, the internet is the most significant invention of the modern era. But, reports say that only 40% of people across the world have access to the internet. Since internet connectivity become vital and crucial, advanced technologies are emerging to connect the world with better and faster service. Research is on the way in many continents to provide internet connectivity through high-altitude balloons. Emerging technologies are intended to provide higher speeds and more reliability than existing modes, plus the vital advantage – getting the globe online, all at the same time!
Solar-Powered Internet-Beaming Drone
Facebook wants to introduce big soaring drones to air out internet access around the world. The company’s own connectivity lab has created a solar-powered drone. It has a wingspan that looks like that of a Boeing 747. The flight was a big success even it was not equipped with internet technology on the launch day. The flight has helped the research team to challenge the next step of innovation. Facebook hopes their giant soaring drones to fly in a 60-mile radius to beam out internet access wherever needed.
Li-Fi- An Alternative To Wifi
This is a wireless internet technology, working on LEDs and is claimed to be 100 times faster than conventional WiFi. This technology exploits the flicker rate of LEDs and is imperceptible to the human eye. The frequency is higher than the radio waves that WiFi makes use of. LiFi needs light to work, so it can’t go beyond walls like Wifi do. However, it is aimed to particularly target a user only. With a secure nature, it can be a potential fit in areas like schools or hospitals where privacy and speed are high priorities.
MIT’s 330% Faster Wifi
Researchers at MIT computer science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have announced a striking development in new wireless internet and is claimed to be 330% faster and twice the bandwidth of current technology. The technology is nicknamed as MegaMIMO 2.0 that uses many transmitters and receivers to pass along data at the same time, which increases the amount of data in a particular bandwidth. This technology is expected to lead to a better and faster internet in public spaces and gatherings like concerts and sports events. This latest technology could also deal the issue of spectrum crunch by allocating data differently. Hence, no chances for congestion and backups on the network!