Government of different countries are very much concern about wireless bandwidth. Cisco Systems and Bell Labs predicting that by 2016, wireless communication growth will be factor of 25 and mobile data traffic will grow 18-fold.The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has said the spectrum of available wireless frequencies could not run after a couple of years.
Academic researchers have a solution for improved wireless bandwidth by an order of magnitude not by adding base stations, tapping more spectrums, or by increasing transmitter wattage, but by using algebra and algorithm we can eliminate the network-clogging task of resending dropped packets of data. It provides, new ways for mobile devices to solve for lost data, this technology not only eliminates this wasteful process but also it can weave data streams from Wi-Fi. Several companies have licensed. The licensing is being done through an MIT/Caltech startup called Code-On Technologies.
The technology transforms the packets of data that are sent through the channel. Here we instead of sending data packets, it sends algebraic formula or equations that describe series of packets and information. If any of packets is missing, instead of ask to the network to resend it, the receiving device can regenerate by itself. The equations involved are simple and linear; the processing load on a phone, router, or base station is negligible. Benefits of the technology, known as coded TCP, it was seen on a recent test run on a New York-to-Boston Acela train; it found good result for poor connectivity.
Medard’s group test the technology in the meantime by set up proxy servers in the Amazon cloud, where the IP traffic was sent to Amazon, after encoded, and then decoded at end as an application on phones. The benefit can be improved, if the technology were built directly into transmitters and routers. It can also use to merge traffic coming over Wi-Fi and cell phone networks instead of forcing devices to switch between the two frequencies. Medard’s practical testing results promises to significantly improve bandwidth and quality-of-experience for cellular services experiencing poor signal coverage. If this technology works in large-scale, it could help forestall a spectrum crunch.