ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque startup OptiPulse Inc. is blazing a new path to superfast wireless internet at 100 times the speed of today’s networks and potentially half the cost.
The company, which launched in 2015, has developed novel optics technology that uses proprietary, high-power laser chips to beam wireless data across a new type of network in urban and rural areas at 10 gigabytes per second. That would allow for direct download delivery to homes and businesses at 1 GBPS, or about 100-fold faster than most current speeds.
The optical network uses arrays of compact laser-emitting stations, or transceivers, strategically arranged for node-to-node transmissions that directly route signals through the most-efficient path to end users. It would eliminate interference from buildings and other infrastructure and avoid the high cost of installing and powering towers.
The company will present its technology today as a keynote speaker at Albuquerque Economic Development’s quarterly luncheon.