There is a great deal of expectation when we talk about the new wireless devices belonging to the novel 802.11ac standard. It was said that WirelessAC is the first “Gigabit Wireless” standard, but it seems that scientists are not satisfied with the results and are working hard at the “Terabit Wireless” standard.
We don’t see 802.11ac as true “gigabit wireless,” because when using a single antenna on the AP and a single antenna on the receiving device, only 0.4 Gb/s data rates can be achieved.
So we could say that we’re not satisfied with the current WirelessAC standard either.
Scientists at NASA and many other universities in China, US and Israel have reportedly tested a wireless signal able to transfer data at an amazing 2.56 Tb/s data rate.
The teams were able to pack eight data streams in the same single signal using orbital angular momentum (OAM).
The results were first published in Nature magazine.