Friday, 20 April, 2018

Alphabet Is Using Lasers To Deliver Internet

Alphabet X AP govt internet connectivity Alphabet Is Using Lasers To Deliver Internet
Scott Davis | 17 December, 2017, 03:30

FSOC links can be placed kilometers apart on roofs or towers to transmit beams of light that deliver high-speed Internet connectivity.

However, increasing network reliability in Andhra Pradesh and connecting isolated and hard terrain, forest areas, river crossings, railway crossings viz-a-viz the remotest reaches of the state with broadband connections has remained a challenge.

According to Department of IT & Electronics, the MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of IT and CEO of Google X Astro Teller in San Francisco during the former's USA tour. Using what is called Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC), Alphabet proved it's possible to reliably send data wirelessly between balloons floating hundreds of metres in the sky.

IT Minister Nara Lokesh said that by using FSOC technology the state will be able to use better bandwidth data to every house hold including houses in the tribal belt.




With broadband becoming the basic platform for provision of a number of services like e-governance, e-health, e-commerce, e-banking, universal access to internet is a must to empower the citizens. X engineers and experts on site will work together with APFSL personnel identifying and selecting suitable sites for deployment of the FSOC links. As a part of the partnership and to provide real time support for smooth operation of the project, X will also set up a local office with support of the State government.

X, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has signed a deal with an Indian state to offer internet connectivity that it describes as " fiber optic cable, but without the cable". If the implementation of this project in the state of Andhra Pradesh is successful, FSOC can be taken forward to provide network connection to the remotest reaches of the world. FiberNet's goal is to help bring broadband connectivity to 12 million households by 2019, and these boxes could give FiberNet a cost-effective alternative to traditional mobile towers and Wi-Fi hotspots, while also expanding existing broadband coverage to areas where traditional tech can't reach.

Currently, only 20 percent of residents in Andhra Pradesh have access to Internet. And that is what its latest tie-up with Andhra Pradesh is all about.

Recommended

  • Lions host Bears in rare Saturday game

    Lions host Bears in rare Saturday game

    First, not only did Stafford launch a football 58 yards in the air, but it went directly to its intended target. The Lions have a slim chance to make the postseason, while the Bears are playing for nothing more than pride.
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Wednesday  on 19 May 2018

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Wednesday on 19 May 2018

    According to the BBC , the wedding - including the service, music, flowers and reception - will be paid for by the Royal Family. The wedding will be on the same day as the FA Cup Final, which Prince William normally attends as FA president .
    New Harry Potter RPG Heading To Mobile - Kiss Your Life Goodbye

    New Harry Potter RPG Heading To Mobile - Kiss Your Life Goodbye

    Interactive Entertainment, which will release the game under its new Wizarding World-centric label, Portkey Games . The manufacturer describes the games as: "A must for all Harry Potter and/or Cards Against Humanity fans".
  • Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

    Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

    Gremio qualified for the final by defeating Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in the tournament's semi-final on Tuesday, December 12. He signalled that his final decision, made almost three minutes after the goal, was based on Benzema being offside.
    QB Josh McCown Will be Player-Coach SUN

    QB Josh McCown Will be Player-Coach SUN

    Bowles called it a "coach's decision" and declined to say whether Wilkerson would be punished for more than one game. Wilkerson won't travel to Sunday's game at the Saints , and the reason (once again) is tardiness.
    Latest on NFL Network lawsuit: McNabb, Davis suspended by ESPN

    Latest on NFL Network lawsuit: McNabb, Davis suspended by ESPN

    Cantor initially filed a complaint against the network back in October, alleging sexual harassment from multiple employees. Cantor filed an amended complaint on Monday, which goes into far greater detail about workplace harassment.
  • More Arab states welcome United Nations  report, U.S.  position on Iran's hostile acts

    More Arab states welcome United Nations report, U.S. position on Iran's hostile acts

    A placard describing pieces of an Iranian Qiam Ballistic Missile, a SCUD variant, on display after Ambassador to the U.N. In a statement, the Iranian government rejected the claim that it delivered the missile to the rebels.
    Forecast: Snow Ending This Morning, Cold Everywhere

    Forecast: Snow Ending This Morning, Cold Everywhere

    We're partly to mostly cloudy again on Friday with chilly highs in the mid-30s, but at least winds are light. Tomorrow's high temperatures will only be in the teens to around 20° with more snow expected on Friday .
    Lava Red OnePlus 5T Launches December 17th

    Lava Red OnePlus 5T Launches December 17th

    No, it is not a different phone than the 5T as far as the innards are concerned, but then again, it didn't need to be. There's the usual paperwork followed by a OnePlus Star Wars sticker which looks wonderful , ready to go on the laptop.
  • North Korea to make rare appearance at UN Security Council meeting

    North Korea to make rare appearance at UN Security Council meeting

    China urged an "immediate end to rhetoric and actions that are unfavourable to denuclearisation" on the Korean peninsula. North Korea sees obtaining such a capability as the sine qua non of its security against attack.
    WSJ Report: Omarosa got bum's rush from the White House

    WSJ Report: Omarosa got bum's rush from the White House

    Manigault Newman says she resigned after speaking with White House chief of staff John Kelly about some of her concerns. Following the interview, " Good Morning America " host Roberts voiced skepticism over Manigault's intentions.
    Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year

    Seasonal flu kills up to 650000 people worldwide every year

    Yet an expert from the state DPH said it's a bit early to push the panic button and declare this season's vaccine ineffective. A flu shot may not only reduce your chance of getting sick but it may also help you avoid a potential liability.

Kemp back to Dodgers in 5-player deal Kemp back to Dodgers in 5-player deal The trade appears to be an attempt by the Dodgers to shed payroll, and Kemp's second go-round in L.A. could be short-lived. The trade is likely a way for both teams to break even out on bad contracts and bring the Dodgers under budget for 2018.

"Transgender" among list of words reportedly banned at the CDC It was very much, 'Are you serious? Kelly told the group the ban on the other words had been conveyed verbally. The analyst told the Post that CDC staffers were "incredulous" that they would be forced to edit themselves.

Kristaps Porzingis day-to-day with sore left knee, questionable for Knicks-Thunder Kristaps Porzingis day-to-day with sore left knee, questionable for Knicks-Thunder But the player who has succeeded Anthony as the franchise guy, Kristaps Porzingis , thinks the fans should receive 'Melo with love.

Jazz Expect Rudy Gobert To Miss One Month With Knee Injury Jazz Expect Rudy Gobert To Miss One Month With Knee Injury He'll be re-evaluated in two weeks following the second lower-body injury to the big man in the past month and a half. Per Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post , Gobert has a Grade 1 PCL strain in his left knee, as well as a bone bruise.

Birthday Boy Ndidi Sent Off, Iheanacho Benched As Palace End Leicester Run Birthday Boy Ndidi Sent Off, Iheanacho Benched As Palace End Leicester Run Leicester were trailing 2-0 when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off just after the hour mark for two yellow cards on his 21st birthday. The win lifted Palace to 14th on 17 points, while Leicester are eighth on 26 points in the league table.

Carrie Fisher's dog recognized her in new 'Star Wars' film Carrie Fisher's dog recognized her in new 'Star Wars' film Abrams' first chapter of the new trilogy netted a whopping $57 million when it opened for preview on Thursday December 17, 2015. Carrie Fisher's loss is something we are still processing, as people who knew her through her writing, her acting, and her wit.

Willian assures fans he is 'very happy' at Chelsea Willian assures fans he is 'very happy' at Chelsea And Pedro has spoken of his delight at linking up with the likes of Willian and Hazard in the Chelsea team this season. Chelsea entertain Southampton on Saturday, looking to build on a stylish 3-1 midweek win at Huddersfield Town .

Billionaire Drugmaker and Wife Found Dead Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances, Police Say Billionaire Drugmaker and Wife Found Dead Under 'Suspicious' Circumstances, Police Say Police said later Friday evening that they are not now seeking any suspects but are keeping an open mind on all possibilities. Sherman's wife, Honey, was a member of the board of the Baycrest Foundation and the York University Foundation.

Triple Talaq Bill is Attempt To Demonise Muslim Community, Says Asaduddin Owaisi Triple Talaq Bill is Attempt To Demonise Muslim Community, Says Asaduddin Owaisi It is on this basis, the practice of concurrent talaq has been termed invalid in most of the Muslim countries. It amounts to an interference in personal law, the Board said, reported NDTV.

Free Shipping Friday Lets You Escape Going To The Mall Free Shipping Friday Lets You Escape Going To The Mall Hundreds of retailers are participating in the event - including Target , JC Penney, Toys 'R Us , Macy's , Gap and Old Navy . Prime members receive same-day and one-day orders delivered to their doorstep for free, seven days a week - even Sunday.

Rep. Pete King: Bannon 'Does Not Belong on the National Stage' Rep. Pete King: Bannon 'Does Not Belong on the National Stage' On Tuesday, Steve Bannon indirectly helped elect a Democratic candidate to the U.S. The allegations by the women include sexual assault and abuse.

Tavis Smiley Vows To "Fight" PBS's "Sloppy Investigation" And Press Report Plant Tavis Smiley Vows To Smiley vehemently denied the allegations in a video and statement posted to Facebook just after midnight Wednesday. It's time for a real conversation in America, so men and women know how to engage in the workplace.

Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual misconduct investigation Kentucky lawmaker kills himself amid sexual misconduct investigation Preaching at his church on Tuesday, Mr Johnson said the allegations against him were "totally false". A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has died of an apparent suicide.

Westfield acquired by European retail giant Westfield acquired by European retail giant Unibail will acquire Westfield for $7.55 per share, a 18 percent premium over Westfield's closing price on Monday. Around 37 percent of the combined entity's portfolio would be in France and 22 percent in the United States.

Roy Moore Spokesman Gives a Train-Wreck Interview for the Ages Roy Moore Spokesman Gives a Train-Wreck Interview for the Ages President Donald Trump recently threw his support behind Moore after initially endorsing odd in the Republican primary. Supporters filed into Moore's election night party in Montgomery shortly before polls closed at 7 p.m.