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Facebook & Qualcomm Planning 60GHz Urban Networks

27 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Social giant Facebook will be working together with mobile network expert Qualcomm to create a high-speed network on the 60GHz spectrum band in select urban areas, the chipmaker said Monday. The pair will be utilizing Terragraph, a technology developed by Facebook that uses otherwise underutilized spectrum in the 60GHz band in conjunction with a large number of fixed nodes that cover a very small area each. These nodes are stitched together to create a far-reaching urban network that runs at multi-gigabit speeds and mostly matches wired networks in stability, all while being cheaper...
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Facebook and Qualcomm aim to bring mega-fast Wi-Fi to urban areas - CNET

27 days ago   |   By CNET

The two companies are working together on Facebook's millimeter-wave Terragraph tech.
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Facebook, Qualcomm team up to deliver 60GHz Internet in urban areas

27 days ago   |   By ZDnet

It is hoped Facebook's Terragraph system will help tackle network congestion through the use of unlicensed spectrum.
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Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

27 days ago   |   By PC World

Facebook's plan to connect neighborhoods and businesses wirelessly, known as Terragraph, will begin field trials in 2019 using 60GHz technology from Qualcomm, the two companies said on Monday. Facebook began talking about Terragraph in 2016 , part of a bid to replace fiber broadband with 60GHz millimeter-wave wireless. The technology wouldn't replace Wi-Fi, but was designed to offer a replacement for fiber or cable to homes and businesses, forgoing the need to rip up streets and sidewalks. Now we have a date: 2019, the first time the technology will be tested, according to Jesse Burke, a...
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Facebook and Qualcomm are bringing super-fast WiFi to cities

Facebook and Qualcomm are bringing super-fast WiFi to cities

27 days ago   |   By Engadget

Facebook wants to be everywhere on the planet, even if that means building the internet itself. To that end, it recently unveiled Terragraph, a millimeter-wavelength, 60Ghz wireless system that can blast the internet through buildings in urban areas...
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Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm to work on high-speed wireless internet

Facebook is teaming up with Qualcomm to work on high-speed wireless internet

27 days ago   |   By The Verge

Facebook has now enlisted Qualcomm to provide the tech for its gigabit Wi-Fi project that is meant to make sending data through routers more efficient and increase internet speeds. It's called the Terragraph Project and it's been in the works since Facebook first announced it at the company's 2016 annual developer conference , describing the project as a “multi-node wireless system focused on bringing high-speed internet connectivity to dense urban areas.”
New Qualcomm chipsets will be integrated with the Terragraph technology, so that manufacturers can hopefully upgrade routers to be able...
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