Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Intel Introduces Long Distance Wi-Fi
How could this affect WiMax?
Intel has found a way to stretch a Wi-Fi signal from one antenna to another located more than 60 miles away.
Intel has announced plans to sell a specialized Wi-Fi platform later this year that can send data from a city to outlying rural areas tens of miles away, connecting sparsely populated villages to the Internet.
The wireless technology, is called the rural connectivity platform (RCP).
The data rates are high enough--up to about 6.5 megabits per second--that the connection could be used for video conferencing and telemedicine