Facebook’s Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook’s plan to connect neighborhoods and businesses wirelessly, known as Terragraph, will begin field trials in 2019 using 60GHz technology from Qualcomm, the two companies said on Monday.

Facebook began talking about Terragraph in 2016, part of a bid to replace fiber broadband with 60GHz millimeter-wave wireless. The technology wouldn’t replace Wi-Fi, but was designed to offer a replacement for fiber or cable to homes and businesses, forgoing the need to rip up streets and sidewalks.

Now we have a date: 2019, the first time the technology will be tested, according to Jesse Burke, a staff marketing manager at Qualcomm. Actual deployment will come later, he said.

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Facebook’s Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook’s plan to connect neighborhoods and businesses wirelessly, known as Terragraph, will begin field trials in 2019 using 60GHz technology from Qualcomm, the two companies said on Monday.

Facebook began talking about Terragraph in 2016, part of a bid to replace fiber broadband with 60GHz millimeter-wave wireless. The technology wouldn’t replace Wi-Fi, but was designed to offer a replacement for fiber or cable to homes and businesses, forgoing the need to rip up streets and sidewalks.

Now we have a date: 2019, the first time the technology will be tested, according to Jesse Burke, a staff marketing manager at Qualcomm. Actual deployment will come later, he said.

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BT Enterprise Launch 4G Mobile Broadband Back-up for UK SMEs

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BT’s Enterprise division has today launch a new “business-grade broadband product” called 4G Assure, which switches automatically to a 4G mobile data connection to help small and medium sized UK businesses stay connected if they experience an interruption to their fixed line ISP connection. The new 4G Assure service is said to work with all […]

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DNS Vulnerability Strikes Popular DrayTek Broadband ISP Routers

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Taiwan-based telecoms kit manufacturer DrayTek has announced that a large number of their popular wireless routers are vulnerable to a new security exploit, which enables an attacker to remotely change the device’s DNS settings in order to hijack your internet traffic or steal personal data. The Domain Name System (DNS) works to convert IP addresses […]

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Openreach Begin FTTP Rollout in Edinburgh and Train New Engineers

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Openreach (BT) has today confirmed that they’ve begun the rollout of Gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh. As part of that they’ve also invested £400,000 in a new “fibre training school” for the region that is based in Livingston. The urban deployment has already begun in Corstorphine and Newington, […]

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