Wi-FAR is Going to Bring the World Together.
Microsoft, Facebook and Google are working together to conjure a technology that is going to put an end to all the 5G myths in the market – Wi-FAR. As the name suggests, Wi-FAR (Wireless for FAR – Larger Areas) is going to aid in reducing the problem of internet connectivity in remote and isolated parts of the world. So what are the advantages between Wi-Far and Wi-Fi 2,4 5GHz
With the talk of the new technology in town - 802.22 Wi-FAR, connecting to the internet without the help of mobile operators will become that much easier. The technology that was approved by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) way back in 2011 has been trademarked Wi-FAR from the non-profit WhiteSpace Alliance (WSA).
This technology is going to use whitespace, which can be referred to as all the unused TV band of spectrum to send wireless signals across vast expanse of landscape (covering a distance of six to 18 miles in remote and isolated areas). The WhiteSpace Alliance states that every TV Channel will send a speed of 22 MBps or more that can be shared among 512 devices. Statistically speaking, this could mean that every device would get close to 1.5 MBps of dedicated download speed.
Even though this speed is very minuscule as compared to the likes of Google’s latest technology called Google Wire (which has been already introduced in some U.S cities), the speed of Wi-FAR can easily compete with 3G services. Given the added advantage of range and connecting isolated parts of the world, the Wi-FAR wins the case without any serious competition in this sector. It should be noted that even though the Wi-FAR can easily match the speed of 3G services, it is still far from coming anywhere close to 4G LTE Networks.
The Wi-FAR will come as a boon for poor and scanty regions which make it difficult for businesses and other organizations to thrive without any means of connectivity to the outer world. Wi-FAR could be a benefit for all these organizations and may also be used to form a link between base stations in a tightly woven network.
Present-day, a demographic of 28 Million still does not have a connection to the Internet in United Sates and worldwide about 5 Billion people are missing out from the Internetverse. Wi-Far is going to be a renaissance in the world of Internet Connectivity.
Even though it has been given a legal trademark from the WSA, this technology will take time before it can fill the gap in connectivity of the entire world. Mobile Operators are going to have a tough time competing against a city-wide wireless technology.
With such imbalanced changes in Wi-Fi technology, soon there won’t be any such thing as an inaccessible part of the world. Though this technology will come as a boon to the people living in rural and remote areas, major MNC’s and Mobile Operators are going to suffer a blow if this technology is released in the cities as well.
With such drastic advancement in
Wireless technology, it is important to prevent Wi-Fi signals from
invading barred zones, or areas, which are prone to zero-communication
from outside world. It is best to use Wi-Fi Jammers in such places, like
prisons, high-security offices, etc., to monitor Wi-Fi signal