Pentagon Sets Out to Create the Ultimate Wireless Network

3G? Pathetically slowWiMax? Not good enoughLTE? Still lacking. The U.S. military has looked at all current wireless standards as well as the ones on the drawing board (such as LTE-Advanced) and apparently concluded that they’re all not up to the challenge of supporting troops in the years to come. So it’s taking the matter into its own hands.

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is setting out to create an ultra-fast wireless standard that matches or beats the abilities of today’s fiber-optic networks. That means a connection that can support speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). To compare, a typical real-world LTE connection provides about 30 megabits per second, or 0.03 Gbps.

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