What happened? In a bid to close the rural connectivity gap and improve 5G and IoT networks, BT is trialing a new quantum radio receiver. The technology uses excited atoms to form a highly sensitive electric field detector, which is predicted to be over 100x more sensitive than traditional receivers. If the trial is successful, it could mean significant improvements for rural areas that have been struggling with low levels of connectivity.
Why is this important? In the future, BT scientists want the new infrastructure to become the foundation of ultra-sensitive 5G receivers for very low-powered passive mobile networks. In theory, if quantum radio receivers became 100 times more sensitive, we could transmit all the data using only a hundredth of the low-power electromagnetic signals via the air.
This would have a significant impact on reducing the level of radiation emitted by mobile devices and networks, which is something that has been a cause for concern for many people. The latest research shows that disharmonic electromagnetic signals can interfere with harmonic biological intercell communication, the less this effect occurs, the better it is for all living biological organisms.
The trial is still in its early stages, but if it is successful, it could have far-reaching implications for the way we use 5G and IoT in the future. Quantum radio technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we connect with each other and our surroundings.
What's next? BT is currently working with the University of Glasgow on the trial, and they hope to have more Quantum radio receivers up and running in the near future.
Author: Christian Kromme
First Appeared On: Disruptive Inspiration Daily
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