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Move over Google Fiber, worlds fastest Wi-Fi clocked at 100Gbit/s

Joint team from IAF and KIT develop Wi-Fi that makes Google Fiber look like snail mail, not coming to your home anytime soon though
By: Charles Gantt | Networking News | Posted: Oct 15, 2013 2:01 am

Everyone knows that a Wi-Fi network connection is going to be slower than a modern day wired connection. Up until today that statement was considered to be true, but a new report is suggesting that Wi-Fi could be, on the order of magnitudes, faster than even a fiber connection.




A joint research team from Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (IAF) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT, have just release data from their recent experiments that show that Wi-Fi can be much faster than anyone had ever thought. Using very high-frequencies in the 237GHz range, the team was able to achieve a sustained transfer rate of 100Gbit/s.


That is 100 times faster than Google's Fiber Internet service. So fast that you could transfer an entire Blu-ray ISO in just 2 seconds. Unfortunately you should not expect to see this technology arrive in your home anytime soon as high frequencies such as the ones used in this experiment, do not pass through walls very good. They must rely on a line of sight between devices to even function at all.


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