European Tech News July 2016
New Record for Radio Transmission Speeds
Did you know that a conventional DVD can be transfered to the fastest computer in only 10 seconds? Well, this record has just been beaten by a team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute, who have managed to get a 6 Gbit/second data rate over a distance of 37 Km. The huge transmission speed was reached due to the use of efficient transmitters and receivers, at a radio frecquency of 71…76 GHz in the E band, which is regulated for satellite and terrestrial usage.
Easy Wi-Fi Solutions for European Refugees
A Croatian startup has been awarded the best startup project in the Best Humanitarian Tech of the Year category at The Europas. A number of 12 teams competed for the same award. Meshpoint, the winning company, helped the refugees coming to Croatia, and became aware of the need of free, fast access to the internet for the refugees.
The company has created an efficient Wi-Fi system, which consists of a router, batteries and a 3D printed case that protects the equipment, making it available even in the most harsh weather conditions.
The device can provide internet access for up to 200 people simultaneously. The system is very easy to use, helping even the inexperienced users connect to the Internet and have access to critical information.
US Internet Connections Now Faster than Europe’s
It’s a fact: lots of people want (and often times, need!) fast Internet connections. A new report from Twin Prime claims that the US Internet connections are faster than Europe’s, at least when it comes to LTE and local Wi-Fi networks.
Twin Prime has tested the Wi-Fi speeds in several cities around the globe – Sydney, Milan, Paris and Buenos Aires, for example. Surprisingly, data over LTE connections was downloaded up to 100% faster in comparison with Wi-Fi connections. The explanation may be simple, though, as recent reports from Data Alliance show that most European GSM operators still use HSPA, so the balance may change again when Europe upgrades its connections to LTE.
Wi-Fi Available in More London Tube Stops.
Virgin Media has recently announced that 250 new tube stations in London will provide free Wi-Fi Internet connections for travelers. This means that almost all the tube stations in London are now providing free, high speed Internet connections. A number of 20 more stations will get access to the service within the following few months.