105Gbps high speed wireless network connectivity is now possible thanks to utilizing a new transmitter that uses an unused frequency range paired with QAM modulation.
In a recent press release from a partnership between Hiroshima University, Panasonic, and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology; we learned the group was able to successfully develop and test the new transmitter that exceeded 100Gbps (10x faster than 5G).
To explain what this speed translates to, Professor Fujishima said, “At this data rate, the whole content on a DVD (digital versatile disk) can be transferred in a fraction of a second.”
The new transmitter works by utilizing the frequency range of 290-315Ghz (currently unused). To achieve this speed the transmitter utilizes quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM). This modulation scheme is the same technology currently used to increase bit rates in fiber optics.
QAM works by splitting bits before transmitting them; allowing them to be sent in two equal -yet separate- inverted waves that are then re-constructed at the receiving end. This allows us to have the high data rate that fiber optics has while also achieving minimal latency thanks to the microwave’s frequency.
This technology, which could be available as soon as 2020 after the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference, would open up possibilities of ultra-high speed internet available globally as well as a much better wireless experience within airplanes.
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