New Multicore Optical Fiber allows for 21 times more bandwidth


Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and the University of Central Florida (CREOL) in the USA, have successfully transmitted at a record high 255 Terabits per second over a new type of fiber allowing 21 times more bandwidth than currently available...


Free Wi-FI is Transforming Life in Africa


Ruckus Wireless is calling 2014 the “watershed year” for Wi-Fi, with the company predicting the number of hotspots across the world will increase to 5.8 million by next year, an increase of 350 per cent from the number in 2011. In Africa, the trend is...


Two record-breaking freefalls


Google executive Alan Eustace broke the world altitude record for a parachute jump when he fell 25 miles to Earth in 15 minutes on Friday, according to The New York Times. How does his jump compare with the previous world record set in October 2012...