Google’s parent company, alphabet, will soon be beaming over a wireless Internet in Kenya, Africa, using technology that can cover a distance of 20 kilometers. It is reported that the taara project of alphabet was officially launched in 2017, which uses light beams to complete the transmission of a large number of network data. Alphabet started a series of pilot projects in Kenya last year and is working with a telecom company to provide Internet access to remote areas of Africa. < / P > < p > Kenya will be the first to adopt this technology, followed by other sub Saharan African countries. Mahesh Krishnaswamy, general manager of the taara project, said: “the taara project is currently working with Econet and its subsidiaries liquid Telecom and the Econet group to expand affordable high-speed Internet services to large communities in sub Saharan Africa through the existing service network. The taara project will first be deployed on the liquid telecom network in Kenya, providing high-speed Internet connectivity in remote areas such as rivers, national parks and other remote areas where it is difficult to lay optical cables, or where cable laying may be too expensive or dangerous. < / P > < p > similar to fiber optic cables, taara’s technology uses optical transmission of data, but does not require cables. “Just like traditional optical fiber uses light to transmit data, the taara technology transmits information at a very high speed by emitting a very narrow, invisible beam,” says Krishnaswamy. This beam forms a link between two small taara terminals to send and receive each other. A taara link has a maximum distance of 20 km and a transmission bandwidth of more than 20 Gbps, which is enough for thousands of users to watch YouTube video at the same time. ” < / P > < p > “based on the partner’s optical network, this project can provide high-speed, high-quality Internet services for people through taara technology, without the time, cost and trouble of laying optical cables. < / P > < p > because this technology requires visible connectivity, alphabet will deploy terminals “on towers, poles, or roofs.”. According to Krishnaswamy, taara technology can “provide a cost-effective, rapid deployment way to access high-speed Internet to remote areas and help fill key service gaps in major access points such as mobile towers and Wi Fi hotspots.” Alphabet encourages other operators to contact it and deploy taara technology to other regions. < / P > < p > the taara project is one of the “moon landing projects” developed by X (formerly Google x), a subsidiary of alphabet. It originated from X’s Loon project, which developed a balloon based Internet to reach remote areas. < / P > < p > as explained by alphabet, “the loon team needs to find a way to establish a data link between balloons more than 100 km away”, so “the feasibility of establishing a high-throughput link between balloons using FSOC (free space optical communication) technology” is studied. After using this technology to send and receive data between balloons in the stratosphere, Loon engineers wondered if they could “apply some of this scientific knowledge closer to earth to solve the connectivity problem.”. So the taara project was born. The release and download schedule of Microsoft Flight Simulation varies from region to region

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