Andhra Pradesh, Google X ink MoU to bring FSOC technology to India

Andhra Pradesh, Google X ink MoU to bring FSOC technology to India

Much like fiber optic cable, FSOC relies on beams of light to provide connectivity.

X plans to deploy free space optical technology, which transmits data through light beams at up to 20 gigabits per second between the rooftop boxes.

The Andhra Pradesh State Fibernet Limited (APSFL) and X Development LLC, known as X, Alphabet, that works on new cutting edge technologies, entered into an agreement in San Francisco, USA, on Friday. After successfully transferring a copy of the 1985 comedy Real Genius over 100 kilometers between balloons using FSOC lasers, X started to wonder if the technology could be applied more terrestrially. Under the agreement, X as the innovation partner will provide the FSOC (Free Space Optical Communication) technology to the APSFL.Speaking on the occasion, IT Minister N Lokesh said that with X coming to Andhra Pradesh, the State will see revolution in communication.

"This association with X labs to implement FSOC in AP is first of its kind in the world to provide wireless internet connection at a higher speed of up to 20Gbps and to a distance of up to 20kms". X engineers and experts on site in AP will work together with APSFL personnel identifying and selecting suitable sites for deployment of the FSOC links. X will be partnering with Indian telecom AP State FiberNet to pilot the technology in Andhra Pradesh, the firm announced in a blog post.

Indian govt clears Bill on instant 'triple talaq'
The said woman can pursue to have the custody of her minor children and the magistrate would have the final word on the matter. The draft law proposes three year jail-term for husbands and to make it a cognizable and non-bailable offence.

The State government has launched AP Fibergrid project with a view to providing digital connectivity to every household in the State.

Less than 20 per cent of people in Andhra Pradesh now have access to broadband connectivity. In that state, less than 20% of the residents have access to broadband and the state government has committed to connecting 12 million homes and government organizations by 2019.

"These FSOC links will form part of the high-bandwidth backbone of their network, giving them a cost effective way to connect rural and remote areas across the state", according to the Alphabet post. The Google project is aimed at "critical gaps to major access points, like cell-towers and WiFi hotspots, that support thousands of people", Google said.

Related Articles

  • Pelosi rips Trump administration's 'thought control' on CDC

    Pelosi rips Trump administration's 'thought control' on CDC

    For example, Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees CDC, no longer asks questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of American seniors.
    McGregor says MMA, not Pacquiao, is next on agenda

    McGregor says MMA, not Pacquiao, is next on agenda

    Pacquiao earlier said he has opened talks to fight McGregor when he takes a break from his legislative duties in April. By now, you know you're not going to see Conor McGregor return before year's end.
    You better hurry if you want a Christmas tree this year

    You better hurry if you want a Christmas tree this year

    Though tempting, don't use the trunk as a handle to lift the tree, and avoid thumping it down hard against the ground. Live Christmas trees are another factor when it comes to house fires and the holidays.
  • Cheers, then jeers for Carmelo Anthony in Madison Square Garden return

    Cheers, then jeers for Carmelo Anthony in Madison Square Garden return

    Knicks fans may just be happy enough with the haul they got back from the Thunder (14-14) to harbor any ill will. Porzingis has averaged 25.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocked shots this season.
    Jets want Josh McCown to serve as a player-coach

    Jets want Josh McCown to serve as a player-coach

    When asked directly if he still considered Wilkerson a leader on his young team, Todd Bowles said, "Yes, he is". Wilkerson showed up late again to the Jets facility Friday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Wedding Date Announced

    Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Wedding Date Announced

    A day before Christmas, the royal family will gather together in the Red Drawing Room during tea time to open their presents. The much-anticipated engagement news was confirmed by the Prince of Wales in a brief statement issued by Clarence House.
  • Cold for Friday, yet milder for Saturday

    Cold for Friday, yet milder for Saturday

    Temperatures will remain in the 20s, and although it will be less windy than yesterday it's still going to feel quite cold. A frigid morning is ahead for Akron Friday , with overcast skies throughout the day and a chance of snow moving in later.
    OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched in India at Rs 38999

    OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Launched in India at Rs 38999

    The excitement around the OnePlus 5T, the very competent successor to the impressive OnePlus 5 smartphone, has barely died down. But lighting it up will welcome you to a Star Wars wallpaper, which can be swapped with a series of Star Wars characters.
    Egypt condemns terror attack on Somalia police camp

    Egypt condemns terror attack on Somalia police camp

    Kahiye Police Academy and targeted officers rehearsing for Somalia's Police Day celebrations scheduled for December 20, Capt. Al-Shabab has been blamed for the massive truck bombing in the capital in October that left 512 dead.
  • Free NFL live stream link Chiefs Chargers Bears Lions Saturday

    Free NFL live stream link Chiefs Chargers Bears Lions Saturday

    Stafford completed 25 of his 33 throws, to eight different receivers, for 237 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. First, not only did Stafford launch a football 58 yards in the air, but it went directly to its intended target.
    USA  shows arms 'Iran gave to Yemeni rebels'

    USA shows arms 'Iran gave to Yemeni rebels'

    In his report , Guterres said officials had seen the logo but that they were still analyzing the information. Haley said the weapons were found by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
    Party chat support rolls out to the Xbox beta app for Android

    Party chat support rolls out to the Xbox beta app for Android

    If you have these models you may need to update your YouTube app to take advantage of the 4K video. The newest beta of the Xbox app on Android today introduces the party chat to your mobile device.