Super-fast wifi 100 times faster than today is on the horizon using high-frequency radiation waves.
US researchers have for the first time been able to send video signals using terahertz, rather than traditional microwaves.
Terahertz waves, which are high-frequency radiation, allow data to travel at 50 gigabits a second. That offers streaming speeds about 100 times faster than those possible today, in which wireless networks reach a top speed of 500 megabytes.
Professor Daniel Mittleman, from Brown University in the US, said: ‘We showed that we can transmit separate data streams on terahertz waves at very high speeds and with very low error rates.
‘This is the first time anybody has characterized a terahertz multiplexing system using actual data, and our results show that our approach could be viable in future terahertz wireless networks.’