Cable & Telecom

Facebook and Qualcomm want to bring ubiquitous Wi-Fi to cities

SAN DIEGO - Qualcomm Technologies and Facebook announced Monday they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph through a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology.This terrestrial, super-fast Wi-Fi “aims to improve the speed, efficiency and quality of internet connectivity around the world at only a fraction of the cost of fiber deployments,” reads the press release.Qualcomm Technologies will integrate its chipsets with Terragraph’s technology. “This effort will help enable manufacturers to build 60GHz mmWave solutions using the unlicensed 60GHz spectrum and provide Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to offer consumers in urban areas access to high-speed...