Facebook and partners collaborate to bring 5G wireless internet to California homes
At Mobile World Congress, Facebook shared a number of updates from its connectivity team, including a partnership through which it's bringing 5G wireless internet to Alameda (CA). US-based company Common Networks is delivering ultra high-speed gigabit internet service to residential customers using Facebook's technology, as a replacement for standard home broadband. It's doing this at lower costs and faster speeds than fiber, said Dan Rabinovitsj, VP of Connectivity for Facebook. Common Networks launched in 2017 and already provides fixed wireless access to residences around the world, but in collaboration with Facebook, it's hoping to accelerate the number of people who can access gigabit internet at home. It's doing this by adopting Facebook's Terragraph technology, which uses high-frequency radio waves to speed up networks where populations are dense. Facebook also unveiled plans to improve rural connectivity, enable new carrier models, and invest in fiber.
Facebook and partners collaborate to bring 5G wireless internet to California homes Facebook expands its internet infrastructure projects (Techcrunch)