European researchers are designing a transceiver that would enable data transmissions at a speed of 10 gigabits per second via a new infrastructure network in European Union (EU) member countries. The work is the primary objective of the E3Network project, also known as Future Internet, led by researchers from the CEIT-IK4 research center. "We're studying a way for everybody to be able to connect to the Internet no matter where they are and at a very high speed," says project director Igone Velez.
The new system will mean "a new dimension in telecommunications, one which allows mobile phones to be used in much more social ways, including in rural areas," Velez says.
The emergence of mobile devices has increased the demand for the same type of Internet connection available at home and the office, but current network infrastructure and business models are not ready to provide that level of support. The EU's Digital Agenda says it is essential that all Europeans have 30-Mbit/second broadband by 2020.
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