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Blog posts tagged 'Connectivity'

Lauren RuganiTechnology Communications at Facebook

Facebook's new tech at F8 2017

Posted about a month ago

Day two of F8 2017 was packed with announcements about Facebook's big technology bets across connectivity, video and virtual reality, and AI. Read more...

Yael MaguireEngineering

Connectivity: A building block approach

Posted about a month ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research · Hardware

We're focused on developing next-generation technologies for specific use cases and working with partners to create flexible and extensible networks. Read more...

Ibrahima BaEngineering

Airtel and BCS, with support from Facebook, to build shared fiber backhaul connectivity in Uganda

Posted about 3 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

When completed, the new infrastructure will provide connectivity to more than 3 million people. Read more...

Register now for F8 2017!

Posted about 4 months ago

Apply now for a spot at Facebook's annual developer conference. Read more...

Reviewing Aquila's first full-scale test flight

Posted about 5 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research

Facebook is designing and building second-generation aircraft based on its learnings. Read more...

Tobias TieckeEngineering at Facebook

Open population datasets and open challenges

Posted about 6 months ago

Sharing data about how people are aggregated around the world can help solve challenges such as connectivity, infrastructure planning, humanitarian aid, and disaster response. Read more...

Abhishek TiwariEngineering

Facebook demonstrates record-breaking data rate using millimeter-wave technology

Posted about 7 months ago
blog post · Connectivity · Research

We’ve demonstrated a record data rate of nearly 20 Gbps over 13 km with MMW technology, the equivalent of streaming almost 1,000 ultra-high-definition videos at the same time. Read more...

Introducing Community Cellular Manager: A management and deployment suite for small-scale cellular networks

Posted about 7 months ago

CCM is designed for reliable operation in environments with unreliable power and backhaul, providing fully disconnected operation for local voice and SMS services. Read more...

An open approach for switching, routing, and transport

Posted about 7 months ago

Facebook used Open Packet DWDM — a packet transponder and open line transport system with open optical specifications — to develop a new transponder platform called Voyager. Read more...

Najam AhmadEngineering

Building one of the highest-capacity subsea cables in the Pacific

Posted about 8 months ago

Increased capacity, flexible traffic routes, and adaptable system equipment are all things we look for when we consider new projects. Read more...

Flying Aquila: Early lessons from the first full-scale test flight and the path ahead

Posted about 10 months ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity · Research

The test flight marks an important milestone in Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected. Read more...

Harnessing light for wireless communications

Posted about 10 months ago

This new optical detector could simplify the technology behind free-space laser communication, paving the way for low-cost connectivity in unconnected areas. Read more...

Kashif AliEngineer at Facebook

Introducing OpenCellular: An open source wireless access platform

Posted about 11 months ago

The platform can be configured as a network-in-a-box or cellular access point and supports wireless network standards from 2G to LTE. Read more...

Petr LapukhovNetwork Engineer at Facebook

Introducing Open/R — a new modular routing platform

Posted about a year ago

The new software powers Terragraph, our multi-node wireless network that delivers high-speed internet connectivity in dense urban areas. Read more...

Introducing Facebook's new terrestrial connectivity systems — Terragraph and Project ARIES

Posted about a year ago

Connectivity Lab's two new terrestrial systems are focused on improving the speed, efficiency, and quality of internet connectivity around the world. Read more...

Connectivity Lab custom-designs two-axis gimbal for air-to-air and air-to-ground laser communications

Posted about a year ago

We custom-designed a gimbal that is 2x lighter than the previous state of the art to be used onboard UAVs. The gimbal had to swivel, be lightweight, and be aerodynamically appropriate for the job. Read more...

Connecting the world with better maps

Posted about a year ago

By applying computer vision techniques to satellite imagery, we can identify how populations are distributed in remote locations and determine the best way to provide connectivity in those areas. Read more...

Yael MaguireEngineering

Building communications networks in the stratosphere

Posted about 2 years ago
blog post · Infra · Connectivity

Inside Facebook's effort to connect the unconnected world. Read more...

Erin GreenEngineering

F8: Big technology bets and open source announcements

Posted about 2 years ago

The second day of F8 — Facebook's annual developer conference — was dedicated to the future of communications technology. Read more...

Yael MaguireEngineering

Announcing The Connectivity Lab at Facebook

Posted about 3 years ago
blog post · Infra · Data · Connectivity

Today we're announcing the Connectivity Lab at Facebook, a team that is working on new aerospace and communication technologies to advance the Internet.org mission of improving and extending internet access. The Lab, which includes some of the world's top experts from Ascenta, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA’s Ames Research Center, and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, is already working on new delivery platforms including planes and satellites to provide connectivity. Read more...

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