Facebook developing radio wave mesh technology

Facebook is developing a radio mesh technology to connect poor and rural communities as part of its Internet.org initiative.

By - February 11, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Facebook is developing a radio mesh technology to connect poor and rural communities as part of its Internet.org initiative.

The Stack reported that Facebook is developing “a new network technology which uses millimeter wave bands to transmit data”.

The Verge reported that Facebook employee Sanjai Kohli filed patents related to the new technology, which describes a “Next Generation Data Network” and a centralized, cloud-based routing system.

“The system dynamically adjusts route and frequency channel assignments, transmit power, modulation, coding, and symbol rate to maximize network capacity and probability of packet delivery, rather than trying to maximize the capacity of any one link,” the patent reads.

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