In 2024, the amount of data that will be transferred between mobile devices will be 10x as big as it was in 2018. That’s why telecom companies are pushing the rollout for 5G. To move from 3G/4G to 5G we need more cell towers.
To connect the towers two technologies are used today. Optical fiber installation is expensive and often not a viable option in remote or rural areas.
Microwave requires licenses, does not operate well in adverse weather conditions and has to sacrifice range or bandwidth.
The industry is already looking into FSO as an alternative or complementary technology for fiber optics and microwave.
As opposed to existing FSO solutions, Aircision can reconstruct the beam when partially blocked. Therefore it performs better under adverse weather conditions. The beam can also achieve a greater distance and the system requires no license.