New Wi-Fi technology boasts three times the speed402 views
The technology is developed by a team from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab.
A new development by a few researchers confirms that a novel Wi-Fi technology has been tapped which can boast of three times the speeds as compared to present wireless networks. A team of researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have created a MegaMIMO technology that can double the range of current Wi-Fi technologies and have throughput speeds three times higher.
MegaMIMO (Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) fixes congestion, the most important issue of conventional Wi-Fi spectrum. When a Wi-Fi access point or router tries to broadcast, a nearby device with the same frequency could create interference, causing data packet loss, indirectly slowing down the entire wireless network of both the systems.
This is where MegaMIMO comes in, which is inspired by ideas from a smartphone’s design. Modern cellphones use a type of MIMO technology that uses incorporates multiple transreceivers, which sends data packets to different sources. The researchers have taken this idea on a larger scale.
The Wi-Fi access point’s antennas simultaneously work with various receivers, reducing network congestion. The video below demonstrates how MegaMIMO works in real-time with present wireless congestion conditions. MIT says that the new technology can work alongside dozens of wireless routers and will be commercialised in the neat future.