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More bandwidth, same old hardware

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3:36 pm on Oct 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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"Academic researchers have improved wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude - not by adding base stations, tapping more spectrum, or cranking up transmitter wattage, but by using algebra to eliminate the network-clogging task of resending dropped packets of data."

By increasing their available bandwidth—the amount of data that can be relayed in a given period of time - Medard and students were able to watch blip-free YouTube videos while some other passengers struggled to get online. "They were asking us 'How did you do that?' and we said 'We're engineers!' " she jokes.


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