Econet Wireless partners with Google to install laser beam cables

THE largest telecommunications provider, Econet Wireless, has been announced by Google Alphabet as its partner to launch a new high-speed broadband technology that uses laser beams instead of fibre optic cables.

This new technology was developed by a company in Alphabet’s stable called X, and it looks at finding new high-tech solutions known as “Moon Shots”.

X announced, this week, that its “Project Taara” high-speed optical wireless broadband endeavor was being rolled out across Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with giant internet provider Econet and its subsidiaries.

In a media update, Econet said the new technology can be deployed to connect two points that are 20km apart in a matter of hours, instead of about two weeks of digging to lay fibre cables.

“The laser beam cable can currently deliver up to 10Gigabites of Internet capacity at the ‘speed of light’ capable of streaming high-quality video. It is ideal for connecting small towns, mines, and large businesses. It can also be used to connect areas that are unsafe to lay fibre cables,” Econet said.

This development is ideal for Econet for connecting small towns, mines, and large businesses. It can also be used to connect areas that are unsafe to lay fibre cables.

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