Laser communications: fast!

From fastlizard4 on Flickr

An alternative to wi-fi communications is being developed in Taiwan, using lasers. A single laser reaches speeds of 500Mbps speeds, and can be multi-plexed for higher speeds. It has a low error rate, and doesn’t interfere with other communications, so is more secure.

Sounds like a good way of speeding up data transfer, without the need for fibre. It will be a technology to watch.

Read the article for more details.


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