Popular Science News | T-Rays to replace Wi-Fi

I’d never heard of T-Rays until recently. Many of us are coming to accept Wi-Fi as the standard way of connecting multiple devices in our homes and are quite happy with the 11Mbit/s speed even for sending movies around the house, for example. We may not know what that speed means but it’s fast enough. Less familiar is the problem it brings by working in the 2.4GHz band, which means that there is a possibility of interference from microwave ovens, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors, and cordless telephones.

The new Wi-Fi called 802.11ac is under development with a speed of 1Gbit/s, a 100 times faster than currently being used, but before this has had a chance to establish itself T-Ray development starts. T-Rays is set to offer 100Gbit/s speeds, 10 000 times faster than currently being used, and no domestic equipment interferes with it. Trouble is, the range is only expected to be 10 meters. In the end all this fabulous speed improvements are only going to benefit businesses and the home user will not need these speeds for normal applications. That is unless some new fast action game uses it!

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