28 Dec Laser technology makes internet accessible anywhere in the world
Pioneer Mynaric develops data networks that use lasers instead of cables. Interconnected laser terminals mounted on satellites, aerial platforms and even drones can transmit large volumes of data over distances of 4,500 kilometers (2,800 miles) at ten gigabits per second. The startup is looking to put 1,000 laser nodes into low earth orbit by 2020, on behalf of a major partner. Speculation suggests that Facebook could be the one looking to provide internet access to users in the world’s remotest regions.
Written by Tobias Beau