As a major advancement in the field of high-speed internet data coverage, an internationally funded research program is carried on. This has assured never heard before the level of speed at remarkable millimeter waves for everyone.
Problem with the present data coverage technology
In today’s time in the history of internet data usages, smartphones and tablets are way too ahead of desktops and other devices.
With new technologies emerging every day, like video streaming, telemedicine, cloud data and gaming, social media networks, automatic devices, and much more, the necessity of immense amount of data in the level of zettabyte range is in demand
As a matter of fact, smartphones are still working in the microwave range frequencies as the microwaves are able to pass through the barriers with ease. It is true that there is a limitation in the amount of data transmitting through the microwave.
The only solution of this is to cover the urban areas with nano, micro, and picocell grids to provide service only to a few users. This is too expensive and troublesome for any service provider. Well, operators are not able to come up with any solution to this problem.
Optical fibers are too expensive for this problem. As per the operators, the only solution is to provide tens of thousands of data in the gigabyte range per second. This is very expensive.
Technologists have come up with a more effective solution for this. It is the millimeter wave frequency range, 30-300 GHz. This can support the estimated speed of the internet. The problem with this is, the natural calamity can weaken the signal. This is the only limitation of this project.
Project Horizon 2020 Ultrawave Project
The HORIZON 2020 ULTRAWAVE PROJECT of European Union is the 2.9 million pound project of the technologists and scientists of Lancaster University is the answer to this problem. This project aims to build a new technology which can exploit the millimeter range which is beyond 100 GHz.
This project is based on the concept of an ultra-capacity layer to achieve the 100 GHz per the second threshold. This is also very flexible and easy to implement. This layer is capable to feed data to hundreds of picocells regardless of phone density in the cells. This is going to pave a path for the implementation of the 5th generation of the internet connectivity.
The lead engineer Professor Claudio Paoloni, head of the Engineering Department at Lancaster University and the coordinator of Ultrawave as said that in this technology speed of wireless network equals to the fiber. This will help many connections to spread out with the 5G and make it a reality.