Facebook has developed a robot-acrobat for installation of optical fiber on Lapsega Dragun | 14.07.2020
He moves through the wires and mounts cable.
Facebook Connectivity approves the use of the robot will be cheaper than traditional cable. This is especially true for developing countries. The purpose of Facebook Connectivity — ease of access
Note that Facebook will not connect to Internet — it will begin to sell licenses for the use of the technology providers and installation organizations.
The first company to obtain the license is NetEquity Networks. She will start deploying and testing the technology next year.
Facebook reports that it has no financial stake in NetEquity Networks and will not own the fiber optic networks.
Robots for installation of cable developed by ULC Robotics. She argues that technology has two important innovations:
cable, resistant to damage
— a robotic system that transports cable for distribution lines
Facebook and NetEquity focused on the use of transmission lines because it eliminates the need to build their own infrastructure, or to lay the cable underground.