Will Aalyria beat Starlink and Amazon as the Next-gen, Hi-speed, Satellite Communication?

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What is Google’s Aalyria project? 

Is it more powerful than 5G and what makes it different from it?

Will it be of great use to tech companies and corporations?

There are many questions right now about the Google Aalyria project and you must be thinking what’s in it for you?

Let us together take a deep dive into the world of Aalyria. 

Not less than 2 years after Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, shut down the Loon project, which was developing a way to provide internet access to far flung regions using high-flying balloons (Loon LLC). Aalyria is reported to have been repurposing some of Loon's technology for its own telecommunication purpose. 

The Aalyria software system was known as “Minkowski'' inside the Google premises and was created to connect the Loon balloons and other aerospace assets. The wireless networking technology was called Project Sonora and reportedly, has never before been disclosed to the public ever before. 

Aalyria could be the fastest long-distance wireless communications system yet created!


What is Aalyria Tightbeam?

  • Aalyria Tightbeam is a powerful software program, powered through satellite for quick communication; being developed & backed by Google
  • Aalyria’s mission is to manage “hyper fast, ultra-secure, and highly complex communications networks that will span land, sea, air, near space, and deep space”

What does it do?

  • Aalyria will "radically" enhance satellite communications, airplane Wi-Fi, and other forms of cellular connectivity
  • The technology can transmit data at up to 1.6 terabits a second over hundreds of miles. That's more than 1,000 times faster than the 1-gigabit fiber-optic connections 

How does it do it and what differs it from 5G?

  • Aalyria’s light laser technology, which it calls “Tightbeam,” is said to keep data “intact through the atmosphere and weather & offers connectivity where no supporting infrastructure exists" by using  lasers to transmit data through the atmosphere or space 
  • It will predict when a moving vehicle is about to lose its connection to a transmitter and will switch it seamlessly to a new one
  • Currently, the fastest commercially viable option is 5G which can transmit data at max 20 Gigabits per sec., making Aalyria 80x faster than 5G

Still in progress…

  • Google is still advancing & developing Aalyria to make it more secure and advanced 

With very few details on Aalyria still out & increasing competition with Elon Musk’s Starlink & Amazon’s communication system; Aalyria is entering into a technology race for space based hyper fast connectivity.

We may be stepping into a revolution of data storage & transmission reliant on cloud.

Aalyria implied earlier that it would leverage two main technologies, Spacetime and Tightbeam, which they have developed over the years to achieve its vision of a world and space connected in one communication network.

Spacetime technology is a software for orchestrating ground stations, satellites, urban meshes and aircraft networks. The software is facilitated to leverage communication networks at any altitude level and provide support to all bands of radio frequency and optical wavelengths. 

According to Aalyria (the startup company), the software will integrate with hybrid space, legacy, 5G NTN and FutureG network architectures.

But while the Spacetime technology was well-tested inside Google, the Tightbeam technology hasn’t been proven in the real world.

Thinking about why you should rely on it and why tech companies and corporations lay their hands on it?

Tech companies and corporations can lay their hands in Aalyria Tightbeam once it is available in the market. Aalyria already has a contract to demonstrate its technology for the US military, thus, has secured an $8.7 million government defense contract.

Aalyria demonstrated its technology by sending a signal from the rooftop of its headquarters to a mountaintop 20 miles away and back. In another demonstration test, it sent a signal from the ground to a volleyball-size receiver on an airplane flying about 100 miles away.

The key technology behind Aalyria is that, for example, when a plane is about to lose its connection with a given satellite or ground station, a direct new signal towards the plane, without missing a beat, is sent. The startup is said to have run tests doing this type of work across dozens of satellites, planes, and ground stations, swapping signals as needed.

Google is said to retain a minority stake in Aalyria but in interviews, it has declined to say how much it has with itself and how much external funding the company has raised. Google reportedly has transferred nearly a decade’s worth of intellectual property, patents, & physical assets, to Aalyria.

When available for corporate use, it will have stocks at amazing rates, as predicted by NASDAQ.

Will Aalyria be a masterstroke for defence, communications, and safety?

Note for all - Don’t confuse Aalyria with Apple 14’s emergency satellite call.

Posted in Android, Articles, iOS, Mobile App Development, Programming, Updates, Web Development on Sep 24, 2022

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