At the Facebook F8 developer conference, held back in 2016, the social networking giant made an announcement about its gigabit Wi-Fi network. Terragraph is aimed at maximizing the wireless network speeds and data transmission to router in efficiently. The news reports by The Verge hint out that the organization has come together with the major chip maker Qualcomm to speed up their project.
The Terragraph project is based on bringing multi-node wireless network which will aim to bring high speed internet connections to people living in cities and urban communities. Partnering with Qualcomm, Facebook will be able to develop a network based on 60GHz technology to “improve speed, efficiency, and quality of internet”. The tech employed for this will be more cheap than the expense of deploying fiber optics-which makes it all the more amazing to have. Terragraph will be the first gigabit connectivity solution, due to the cloud controller and Qualcomm’s 10 Gbps link which is to consume even less power to give users a more powerful and fast connection.
The Terragraph tech will aid the Qualcomm chipset’s to upgrade routers to enhance speed of the broadband connections.
In other news, Qualcomm is busy working on 5G chips for smartphone manufacturers like Samsung and United States carriers like AT&T. Qualcomm’s 5G chips are to be based on Samsung’s 7nm node extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technique. Whereas, the Chinese phone manufacturer, OPPO has recently made the world’s first successful 5G video call using 3D technology.
While many other telecom giants like Huawei, Broadcom are already grinding away on bringing 5G technology before 2020 at an industrial scale, it appears Facebook-Qualcomm coalition will certainly make its worth by providing the most upgraded wireless network.
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