A new wireless technology provides more than triple Wi-Fi data speeds.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), developed a groundbreaking new WiFi that’s three-times faster.
In a new paper, a team led by professor Dina Katabi demonstrate a system called MegaMIMO 2.0, that can transfer wireless data more than three times faster than existing systems, while also doubling the range of the signal.
The soon-to-be-commercialized system’s key insight is to coordinate multiple access points at the same time, on the same frequency, without creating interference. This means that MegaMIMO 2.0 could dramatically improve the speed and strength of wireless networks, particularly at high-usage events like concerts, conventions and football games.
Ezzeldin Hamed, a PhD student who is lead author on a new paper on the topic, said:
“In today’s wireless world, you can’t solve spectrum crunch by throwing more transmitters at the problem, because they will all still be interfering with one another. The answer is to have all those access points work with each other simultaneously to efficiently use the available spectrum.”