Posted by Megalith 10:23 AM (CDT)
Saturday August 27, 2016
MIT scientists claim to have created a new wireless technology that can triple Wi-Fi data speeds while also doubling the range of the signal. The technology basically combines multiple transmitters and receivers that work simultaneously, which allows for the sending and receiving of more than one data signal at the same time.
MIT claimed that during tests, MegaMIMO 2.0 was able to increase data transfer speed of four laptops connected to the same Wi-Fi network by 330 percent. Paper co-author Rahul said the technology could also be applied to mobile phone networks to solve similar congestion issues. The system is similar in size to a standard Wi-Fi router and could prove particularly useful at high-capacity events where large numbers of people are fighting for bandwidth space, such as concerts and football matches.