Wireless Data Transfer at 100Gbps Achievement Unlocked

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PCWolf

Here are some more Achievements they need to Unlock:

"Superior Data Connection Anywhere!"
A Quality Data connection so good, with Latency under 60ms, that you could play an real time MMO in am moving car while tethered to your cell phone, & you wont even notice any lag!

"Where you go, we follow!"
Getting in an elevator or Building wont stop your Phone Calls or Streaming movies from playing on your cell phone.

"Crystal Clear"
A Phone with Voice Call quality so good, it sounds like the person is talking into your ear!

"Mr Fusion Battery!"
Power that smart phone all day under full load without needing a charge!

"Yes, I Can Hear You!!"
A Phone where you no longer have to strain to hear a caller when your Outdoors or in noisy environments.

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Hey.That_Dude

I would love those. Here's why some of those aren't going to happen.

"Crystal Clear"- wonderful premiss. Problem: Phone companies don't want to dedicate that much bandwidth to speech. The standard is something like 6KHz, just enough samples to get the majority of the vocal range. Up until 4G they weren't allowed to COMPRESS this data. I was raw 6KHz at something like 12 bit depth at best. That's about 9KB/s per caller with about 200 callers on a frequency with a bandwidth of 5 MHz... so until the compression thing goes crazy good (like with Opus codec) expect crap calls. That and you'd have to change the hardware on the phones (which isn't that hard to do with today's technology). BUT worst of all it has to get accepted by a junk ton of countries as an acceptable means of transmitting voice data on the networks you have in that country. Dear god, it makes the lawyers drool, and the engineers cry.

"Yes I can hear you!!" - phones would have to know exactly how they are held to your face in order to use any type of active noise cancelling technique. Then that would adversely effect battery life as well as cause strain on your ears (which now have to put up with being bombarded with more noise, even if it's to cancel out the outside noise). Also, sometimes hearing that car that's going off-roading is a good thing.

"Mr.Fusion Battery!" - Not really the problem so much as the screen sucking the power right out of your phone. More efficient screens would improve battery life faster than more energy dense batteries. Not that we aren't trying to get those energy densities up. Also, some food for thought. If there is more energy density and thus larger capacity batteries it will take longer for them to charge. Charging these batteries faster would be the obvious solution, except that the heat they would generate would border on dangerous to humans and their faces and hands.

"Where you go, We follow!" - Not at all impossible. Wireless bridging could solve that in a heartbeat... except the bandwidth would be cut in half and the modules would have to be changed out all the time to compensate for new data frequencies. You could use Radio Guides, except they would have to be flexible as all get out to be used on an elevator. There is a better solution, use lower frequencies, which AT&T and Verizon did for their LTE. Problem with that is data transmission is reduced per unit bandwidth. After all you can only go about half as fast as your carrier wave before you get garbage.

"Superior Data Connection Anywhere!" - They're really working on that right now by laying fiber to the pole everywhere. Some companies that produce fiber have been bought out for the next few YEARS worth of production as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all try to expand their coverage and overhaul their networks to take that additional data flow. This is the most likely to come to true of all the things you wanted, at least within the next few years.

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Keith E. Whisman

I wonder if that is fast enough and wide enough to transmit a person that has been digitized or whatever is happening in a Transporter on Star Trek. Perhaps one day we will figure out how to utilize hyperspace for communications such as what is being done in laboratories. I wonder when hyperspace communications will start being realized. Using hyperspace for communications we can realize instantaneous communications with probes and astronauts in orbit at distant planets like Mars. I can't wait for the future to hurry up and get here.

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Hey.That_Dude

You'd need a Heisenburg Compensator. So no.

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FireGarden

It will be amazing to see IF we ever get there (as a race). I still think we're not far off killing ourselves off though. Way too many idiots around...

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FireGarden

Is there any technology that allows data to be written at this speed too? Or was it purely an exercise in transferring data, which seems redundant to me if it can't be written to disk or memory at the same time?

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Jacob Stanbery

If it's for extending broadband to rural areas, as they said, that massive stream would be shared among a rural community. Each person there would only use a portion of that bandwidth. It's basically like having several fiber lines running to an office building to be split among computers.

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FireGarden

Oh - thanks!

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karolus_Brasil

For actual photonic technology, please see:

http://ronja.twibright.com/slides/ronja_wsfii.pdf

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vrmlbasic

What tech do they have that can even process data at 100 gigabits/second? Seems a tad pointless when SATA is currently capped at 6 gb/s.

If we can transmit @ 100 gb/s wirelessly, why is getting any wired networking faster than 1 gb/s nigh impossible?

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HouseFoxx

How much bandwidth do you need to wirelessly stream 4k to your flat screen again? How much is even needed to do it at fullHD? What about streaming 7.1 channel 24/128 audio?

Think about this:
Wireless DVR with a 64GB pci-e drive that caches for a set of 4tb hybrid HDDs with full support for 4k resolution.

And about your second question: It depends on where you live as to how much money your cable company will blow on fiber-optic and how much people can pay for it to become economically viable.

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vrmlbasic

My second question wasn't really about ISPs. It was about why even 10 gigabit ethernet (or any LAN tech) is a pipe dream still for the average consumer, even though we've had wireless transmissions at 4 and now 10x that speed.

I'm disappointed that this article's tech has no value for the home consumer, that it is just designed to prevent having to run fiber optic cabling through natural obstacles. I'm mystified by the fact that we've apparently had 40 gigabit "wifi" for some time now and yet we're still at 450 mbit/sec for home wifi, 1 gb/s to 10 gb/s for LAN and 6 gb/s for most storage devices.

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jgottberg

Um, this is MaximumPC. That's why its featured here as news. And just because there isn't a practical application at this moment, the implications for what this technology can do is amazing.

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Keith E. Whisman

This article is meant to show a dramatic record setting event and history being made in the world of computer networking. This being MaximumPC, I wouldn't expect any less than articles like this. I don't expect MaximumPC to show articles heralding the fastest turtle in the world or brag about the latest Pentium and Celleron budget processors, I expect to hear about cheetahs and super computers and Core I7's.

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Hey.That_Dude

That borders on infrared territory, meaning it's getting very close to Line Of Sight only.
If the cost to string a fiber out to the boonies is so expensive why do they get electrical power from the grid? Oh right, Electrifying America Act. Maybe a "Fiberizing America Act" is in order.

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vrmlbasic

No.

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Hey.That_Dude

Yes, well you step infront of this high power transmitter and get cancer then(or whatever). I for one will just take the safer fiber option.