I sent The parent company of Google Alphabet Broadband internet across Africa’s Congo River through airborne beams of light, in its latest attempt to provide high-speed internet to underserved communities..
As part of an initiative called Project Taara, move Alphabet Data between the cities of Brazzaville (in the Republic of the Congo) and Kinshasa (the Democratic Republic of the Congo), on both sides of the Congo River.
Google said it had bridged a “particularly stubborn communication gap” between the two cities, which are only about three miles (4.8 km) apart..
However, the cost of the connection is five times higher in Kinshasa, because the fiber connection must travel more than 250 miles to route around the Congo River, which is the deepest and second-fastest river in the world..
and succeeded Project Taara Serving nearly 700 terabytes of data – the equivalent of watching a FIFA World Cup match accurately HD 270000 Once – in 20 days with 99.9% availability.
People in Kinshasa experienced speeds of about 20 gigabits per second, which is a “much better option” than losing connection benefits, according to the researchers..
A project is being managed Taara by X, formerly known as Google X . Company’s secret research and development branch Alphabet.
This was revealed by Paris Erkman, Director of Engineering at Taara, about the project in a blog post, where he said: “Being able to deliver high-speed internet up to 20 Gbps is a ‘much better option’ than the millions of people who are missing out on the benefits of connectivity, because the economics of laying cables in the ground simply don’t.“.
Erkman said: “The optical wireless communication links for the . project are working Taara, on sending communication at the speed of light from Brazzaville to Kinshasa via the Congo River“.
And while we don’t expect to see perfect reliability in all kinds of weather and conditions in the future, we are confident that Links Taara It will continue to deliver similar performance and play a key role in providing faster and affordable connectivity to the 17 million people living in these cities.
Project works Taara In a similar way to traditional fibers that use light to transmit data through cables in the ground.
With optical fibers, the data that allows an Internet connection to be established travels through cables at the speed of light.
Meanwhile, .’s wireless optical communication links use Taara Very narrow and invisible beams of light, emitted by special stations through the air above the ground, to provide fiber-like speeds.
and discover stations Taara beam of light coming from each other, and are stabilized to create a high-bandwidth connection.
In some parts of the world, poor visibility caused by things like fog can hinder the process, but Brazzaville and Kinshasa have ideal weather conditions for most of the year..