The WiFo System Increases WiFi Bandwidth

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Apr 22, 2015
References: eecs.oregonstate.edu & gizmag
Researchers at Oregon State University have created an ingenious new system, called the WiFo, that can be used to boost available WiFi bandwidth as much as tenfold. The prototype WiFo is capable of transmitting data at around 100 Megabits per second

The system boosts available bandwidth by providing hybrid connectivity as both optical and radio frequency data links from the same source.

These days, there are more WiFi-enabled devices than ever before. However the flip side to this is that there are often a lot of people trying simultaneously to connect to the same network, resulting in frustration and slow speeds. By boosting available bandwidth, WiFo could improve the quality and availability of WiFi, boosting connectivity and engagement.