In talks with telecom companies Airtel and Jio, Google is reportedly introducing high-speed Internet and\stelecommunications access using light beams. The technology is part of Project Taara, which uses light to relay\sinformation as a very thin, invisible beam through the air at super high speed sit is like fibre, but without cables, as\sper Project X, a Google company. Instead of radio waves between transmitters and receivers connected to servers mounted on buildings and\sstructures, the technology sends light beams. Compared to less than one gigabyte a second that many customers get now, a source familiar with the matter told ET Telecom, the pace could be as high as 20 gigabytes a second. ” The\ssource told the publication, “This would be a game-changer as it will link one to remote areas, provide internet\saccess through buildings without cables and . the pressure on towers.
As stated, Project Taara was piloted in Andhra Pradesh in India and Kenya in Africa.
Project X from Google noted\sthat their team is exploring the potential of wireless optical communication technologies with telcos, ISPs\sand governments around the world to greatly accelerate the implementation of the extensive high-throughput\snetworks required to sustain the web’s future.
In areas that are difficult to link using fibre cables, the system is successful.
These include sites located around forests, water bodies, railways, or land with high real estate costs,”The system is effective in areas that are difficult to\sconnect using fibre cables.
These include sites located around forests, water bodies, railway tracks, or land with highreal estate costs,”
In order to function easily with current networks and ecosystems, it is built on open standards.
The blog reports that data can be transmitted at high speeds of up to 20Gbps through wireless optical\scommunication technology.
A single connection can span distances of up to 20 km and can be used for fibre\snetwork extensions.
The project aims to provide a cost-effective and easily deployable way of supplying remote\sareas with high-speed connectivity.
Taara connections help fill crucial holes in major access points, such as\scell towers and WiFi hotspots, and have the capacity to help thousands of people access the web’s educational,\sbusiness, and connectivity advantages.
Google closed its ‘Station’ project earlier in February this year which provided 415 railway stations in India with freeWi-Fi.
Because of the improved 4G connectivity across the country and cheap data tariffs, the project was\spulled off by the company after 5 years of service.
In July, under its digitisation fund, Google pledged $10 billion to\sIndia, out of which Rs 33,737 crore was invested for a 7.7 percent stake in Jio Platforms.