20 April 2017
CNET News reports that Facebook has announced that it set a new radio speed record earlier this month with its MMW radio technology that the company plans to use on its Internet-beaming Aquila UAV. The tests, conducted with a Cessna aircraft, showed MMW “effectively quadrupling the download speeds” of current technologies. Yael Maguire, director of Facebook’s connectivity program, said, “This ground-to-air record modeled, for the first time, a real-life test of how this technology will be used.” Facebook plans to implement the technology onto Aquila UAVs to beam connections to 4.1 billion people not currently connected to the Internet. (Image Credit: Facebook/YouTube)
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