Scientists at MIT have developed a new wireless technology that can triple Wi-Fi data speeds.
According to the IBTimes, the new system is called MegaMIMO 2.0 – and will also double the range of existing Wi-Fi signals.
MIT’s MegaMIMO 2.0 works by allowing several routers to work in harmony, stated the report, transmitting data over the same piece of spectrum.
“In today’s wireless world, you can’t solve spectrum crunch by throwing more transmitters at the problem, because they will all still be interfering with one another,” said MIT’s Ezzeldin Hamed.
“The answer is to have all those access points work with each other simultaneously to efficiently use the available spectrum.”
MIT said MegaMIMO 2.0 increased data transfer speeds of four laptops connected to the same Wi-Fi network by 330%.
The technology can also be applied to mobile phone networks to solve congestion issues.
The report stated that the system is similar in size to a standard Wi-Fi router, and will “shortly enter commercialisation”