Expanding global access to fast, affordable internet with beams of light

Increasing access to the internet will require affordable, reliable, and scalable infrastructure.

Global internet traffic is projected to grow ~25% annually. Fiber-optic cable can support this growth in demand, but rolling out an extensive fiber network often means deployment complications. Planning and digging trenches to lay lines can be time-consuming and costly, and tough terrain can pose physical challenges that make expansion nearly impossible.

Nearly 3 billion people around the world do not have access to the internet, and billions more remain underserved with growing data demand.
Source: International Telecommunication Union

Where fiber fails to reach, operators and service providers require rapid and economical way to serve high-speed connectivity using wireless technologies. Today most of these technologies operate in the radio spectrum, but radio spectrum alone cannot support the world’s growing data demand. 

What if we leapfrogged to the optical spectrum, and unlocked 30 times more data capacity?

Like fiber, but without the cables, Taara uses light to transmit information at super high speeds through the air as a very narrow, invisible beam.

Installing a WOC terminal in India

Extending high-speed broadband connectivity

The Taara team is currently deploying their light beam internet technology in India, Africa, and other locations around the world. Taara links offer a cost-effective and quickly deployable way to bring high-speed connectivity to cities and villages. Taara links help plug critical gaps to major access points, like cell towers and WiFi hotspots, and have the potential to help thousands of people access the educational, business, and communication benefits of the web.


High-throughput links move data wirelessly

High-speed, long-range technology
With clear line of sight, wireless optical communication technology can transmit data at high speeds of up to 20 Gbps bidirectional throughput up to 20 km. Network operators and service providers can rapidly deploy and redeploy Taara links to:
  • Extend fiber backhaul
  • Augment radio backhaul
  • Improve network resilience
  • Cross challenging terrain
  • Relay high-capacity backbone
  • Provide redundancy path 
Supports growing demand
The system is effective in areas that are difficult to connect using fiber cables or experiencing congestion on radio equipment. These areas include sites around forested regions, water bodies, railway tracks, and dense urban areas.
Easy to integrate
Based on open standards to work with existing infrastructure, including radio and fiber.

Bringing the Internet to underserved locations

The Taara team is implementing 20 Gbps connectivity over distances up to 20 km with units that are fast and easy to deploy. The team is working with telcos, internet service providers (ISPs), and governments around the world to significantly accelerate the deployment of the extensive, high-throughput networks necessary to support the future of 
the web.