SiliconRepublic: Alphabet’s high-speed internet project Taara is making waves in Africa

SiliconRepublic: Alphabet’s high-speed internet project Taara is making waves in Africa. “Project Taara is Alphabet’s attempt to harness wireless optical tech to make fast internet accessible and affordable. In a blog post yesterday (16 September), the project’s director of engineering, Baris Erkmen, said that its wireless optical communications links are now beaming light-speed connectivity across the Congo River…. Erkmen said that after installing links on both sides of the river, Taara’s technology was able to beam across nearly 700TB of data in 20 days with almost 100pc availability.”

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