Fast Talk

December 2007
Red Herring;12/1/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 30, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that IBM and its Taiwanese partner MediaTek are working on a chipset based on millimeter wave technology that would download 10-gigabyte files in five seconds, 100 times faster than the 10 minutes it now takes using current Wireless-Fidelity technology. The technology seeks to harness the highest frequency portion of the radio spectrum, which can accommodate huge flows of data. How long it will take to develop the chipsets remains unclear, although IBM demonstrated a prototype in February 2006.


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