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Issue No.06 - June (2006 vol.39)
pp: 20-21
ABSTRACT
A US company has released a fast wireless technology that can be used to send data over the last mile - the final leg between communications service providers' facilities and their customers. GigaBeam's millimeter-wave technology could address the challenges found in accelerating last-mile communications. GigaBeam's millimeter-wave technology could enable a building on an optical wide area network to wirelessly provide high-speed communications to other buildings that don't have access to such services because they don't have their own optical fiber connections. All buildings would need roof-mounted millimeter-wave transceivers and antennas that are in direct line-of-sight with one another
INDEX TERMS
wide area networks, broadband antennas, millimetre wave antennas, millimetre wave receivers, radio access networks, radio receivers, radio transmitters, transceivers, direct line-of-sight technology, fast wireless technology, communication service providers, GigaBeam, millimeter-wave technology, last-mile communication, optical wide area network, high-speed communication, optical fiber connection, roof-mounted millimeter-wave transceivers, roof-mounted millimeter-wave antennas, digital-content protection, wireless technology, speech recognition technology, encryption
CITATION
"News Briefs", Computer, vol.39, no. 6, pp. 20-21, June 2006, doi:10.1109/MC.2006.215
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