A technology project has developed a way to bring fiber optic speed internet to the most remote and mountainous parts of India and Kenya.
His plan is to shoot gigabyte-rich beams of light from projectors mounted on tall towers in an attempt to bridge the digital divide and provide universal Internet connectivity.
If you want to receive a call from Zoom at a villager’s house in India’s remote Chaparai Valley, you need a system that is quick and easy to implement amid uneven terrain, and is fast and reliable with tens of gigabytes. performance.
Taara project, founded by technological innovation group called XCalling itself the “Moonshot Factory,” it has a brilliant alternative to installing hundreds of miles of fiber optic cable to connect remote towns, and it is much cheaper and requires less labor.
It uses the same light beams contained within fiber optic cables, but without the cables. Projectors mounted on tall poles and towers can transmit information through the air up to 12 miles away.
With a clear line of sight, wireless optical communication technology can transmit data at high speeds of up to 20 gigabytes per second, and it can do so without installers bothering to navigate real estate laws, or the costs of digging around. bodies of water or tunnel underneath. railways.
The type of light that the machine emits does not harm any part of the animal physiology. However, if objects pass through the information beam, one would experience a slight interruption in service. To buffer these interruptions, the system automatically resends the data that it detects was interrupted if, for example, a bird flies down the stream.
“We are creating history here,” says Dinesh Kumar, a project officer at India’s Integrated Tribal Development Agency, who is working with Taara to bring connectivity to remote parts of India. ” The last 400 years I couldn’t get connectivity here with Chaparai… it’s an absolute miracle. “
With over 3 billion people routinely living without internet access, X is not stopping in India, but has already announced, a partnership to bring the Taara Project to Kenya, as well as other parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
Liquid Telecom and Econet Group, which provide telecom services throughout the region, will add Taara origin connectivity to their packages in Kenya, following a successful pilot period last year.
According to a blog post from X, they will use Taara’s systems to reach communities over rivers, post-conflict zones, and national parks.
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