IEEE, or The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA have announced the launch of the next-generation Wi-Fi IEEE 802.22TM that is capable of data transfers at 22 Mbps per channel over a range of a whopping 60 miles. The technology uses the currently existing VHF and UHF television bands to enable data transfer over massive distances without any sort of interference with the existing television broadcast stations. They utilise what are known as ‘white spaces’ between channels to enable high speed data transmission.

IEEEs new technology to bid goodbye to mobile data plans

IEEE's new technology to bid goodbye to mobile data plans

According to IEEE, this new standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) allows data transfers up to 100 km from the source transmitter. Also, they have explained that the technology will be extremely useful in less populated areas and developing countries where the number of unused TV channels is more.

An immediate result, if the new 802.22TM Wi-Fi technology is implemented at homes is – no more expensive data plans from mobile network providers will be required. Imagine using your home connection for high speed data transfer while you’re travelling. Couple this with a new unlimited data plan from your ISP. Now, that’s definitely great news considering how much money this would save.. 

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