Tech giant Google is once again making a breakthrough in the field of communication. This time the company is launching an innovative project that can change the perception of data transmission. With the help of laser terminals, Google plans to deliver signals through the atmosphere over long distances, not inferior in speed to standard transmission methods.
Taara Project: Collaboration between Google and Bharti Airtel
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, recently announced a partnership with Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel on a project called Taara. This project has been in development since 2019 and is now finally becoming a reality .
The purpose of the Taara project is to use laser terminals to transmit data through the atmosphere. Such technology will help overcome gaps in terrestrial network infrastructure and provide Internet access in areas where there is no or severely insufficient cellular coverage. In addition, laser terminals will improve the quality of the Internet connection in densely populated areas, which is especially important for countries with a huge population, such as India.
Benefits of laser internet
The use of Taara laser terminals promises a number of significant benefits:
- High Data Rate: Each Taara terminal is capable of transmitting and receiving data at up to 20Gbps, which is comparable to terrestrial telecommunications equipment.
- Improved connection quality: Laser Internet provides a more stable and faster connection than the radio waves used in cellular communications and Wi-Fi.
- Coverage Expansion: Laser internet technology allows signals to be delivered over long distances through the atmosphere, greatly expanding network coverage.
Problems and solutions
Like any new technology, the laser internet faces some challenges. Laser signals are sensitive to weather conditions and can be weakened or lost due to clouds, fog, smoke and other obstacles in the path of light waves. However, the Taara project team says that many of these problems have been successfully solved by modulating the laser power and adjusting the data processing.
Taara: a link for 13 countries
The Taara project is already helping to connect Internet services in 13 countries, including Australia, Kenya and Fiji. In addition, agreements were signed with such major players in the communications market as the Econet Group and its Liquid Telecom division in Africa, Bluetown ISP in India and Digicel in the Pacific Islands. The creators of the Taara project set themselves an ambitious goal – to provide a relatively cheap connection at a cost of one dollar per gigabit for end users.
Google continues to lead the world forward with new solutions and technologies that change our lives. Taara Laser Internet promises to be a powerful tool for providing connectivity in remote areas and maintaining high quality in densely populated areas.