updated 02:00 pm EDT, Thu June 30, 2011
Rearden developed radios that break Shannon's Law
At a recent speech at the Columbia University in New York, OnLive CEO Steve Perlman spoke about one of his companies, Rearden, finding a way to go beyond Shannon's Law in wireless technology. Shannon's Law sets the limits for wireless data capacity but Rearden's invention is said to beat what Shannon's Law says is possible by a factor of ten. As for current wireless networks, the new radios are said to be able to send 100 times the data using the same spectrum.
Perlman's speech begins approaching the subject at just after about 55 minutes into the video below. He goes on to say the new radios are simpler than current radios and are capable of 30-mile transmissions and could one day send wireless broadband transmissions as far away as 250 miles.
Unfortunately, Perlman points out the radios may not be able to see commonplace usage as the lack of funding and alleged pressure from telecommunications companies stand in the way. [via DSLReports]