Laser/Radio Technology Could Provide Low Cost Alternative to Fiber-Optic Cable

Laser/Radio Technology Could Provide Low Cost Alternative to Fiber-Optic CableAs communication companies continue to work to deliver high-speed internet access to rural and remote areas, the cost of running fiber-optic cable presents a financial challenge.

A combination laser-radio technology from AOptix, designed for and used by the military, may provide the solution.

For the transmission of very high volumes of data, it’s hard to compete with fiber-optic cable, however laser transmission comes close and it possible without the work and expense of trenching and laying cable.


Laser/Radio Technology Could Provide Low Cost Alternative to Fiber-Optic Cable
The downside to lasers is that they in foggy weather. Similarly, radio transmission can be hampered by heavy rain. Combined, with one creating redundancy for the other however, a laser-radio system may be the most economical way to deliver broadband internet speeds to the masses.

According to a recent press release, three mobile carriers in the United States are testing and evaluating the technology. Additionally, Nigeria and Mexico are on their way to implementing it as a solution for their citizens.

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