Optical links to connect air passengers securely

Optical links to connect air passengers securely

Credit: European Space Agency A laser communications terminal prototype to demonstrate this vision is currently being developed by satellite manufacturer Airbus, working in partnership with the Netherlands organization for applied scientific research (TNO). The project is co-financed by Airbus, TNO and the Netherlands Space Office. The work forms part of...

Millimeter wave and sub-terahertz spatial statistical channel model for an indoor office building

Credit: NYU Wireless https://wireless.engineering.nyu.edu/nyusim/ Driven by ubiquitous usage of mobile devices and the explosive growth and diversification of the Internet of Things (IoT), sixth-generation (6G) wireless systems will need to offer unprecedented high data rate and system throughput, which can be achieved in part by deploying systems transmitting and receiving...

ESAIL captures 2 million messages from ships at sea

ESAIL captures 2 million messages from ships at sea

The ESAIL microsatellite for making the seas safer has picked up more than two million messages from 70 000 ships in a single day. The reliable high-performance satellite was developed as an ESA Partnership Project to help European and Canadian space companies succeed in the competitive global telecommunications market. It...

Facebook, Google unveil Asia-Pacific data cable plans

Google says it will participate in the Echo undersea data cable linking North America and the Asia-Pacific, announced by Facebook Google and Facebook have unveiled plans for two new undersea data cables linking North America and the Asia-Pacific region, weeks after halting one destined for Hong Kong. Facebook said on...

Tethered drones have wireless data covered

Tethered drones have wireless data covered

Wireless connectivity in temporary high-usage hotspots, such as where large crowds gather, could be enhanced using tethered drones connected to a ground station. Credit: KAUST; Xavier Pita Keeping up with wireless demand is a never-ending endeavor for data providers, who often contend with temporary high-usage hotspots that might be underserviced...

Wi-Fi Aware allows neighboring 8.0 Android phones to connect

Wi-Fi Aware allows neighboring 8.0 Android phones to connect

Wi-Fi Aware activation. Credit: Google Developers Google's new Wi-Fi Aware functionality, also known as Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN), allows devices running on Android 8.0 (API level 26) and higher to detect and directly connect to each other without any secondary connectivity, such as Bluetooth. Wi-Fi Aware connects devices by grouping...

Wi-Fi on planes boosted by satellite constellation

Wi-Fi on planes boosted by satellite constellation

Credit: European Space Agency Flight passengers will soon be able to connect to their families and colleagues on Earth via low-orbit telecommunications satellites. Speeds will be comparable to those at home, substantially boosting the service currently provided by geostationary satellites.On 19 March, communications company OneWeb signed an agreement to deliver...

US moves toward banning more Chinese telecoms carriers: FCC

US moves toward banning more Chinese telecoms carriers: FCC

China Unicom—one of the world's largest carriers—insisted that it has never acted illegally and expected a "thorough, fair and fact-based review of the company's conduct by the FCC" Regulators have begun legal proceedings that could strip three Chinese state-owned telecommunications companies of their right to operate in the United States,...

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