By Anton D. Nagy | February 8, 2011 10:04 AM
Qualcomm, leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies, has just announced that the company is preparing to show off its newest innovation, FlashLinq, with the occasion of the Mobile World Congress next week.
FlashLinq will enable wireless and continuous discovery between devices in an automatic manner as well as communication between them, peer-to-peer, at broadband speeds without the need for intermediary infrastructure. The technology will be based on proximity and users will be able to communicate using their FlashLinq devices by connecting, disconnecting and communicating at high speeds.
“FlashLinq’s direct discovery and distributed communications allows operators to naturally extend their cellular networks. The technology can efficiently support new and enhanced services in areas such as direct local advertising, geo-social networking and machine-to-machine communications”, said Ed Knapp, senior vice president of business development and engineering for Qualcomm.
Operating on a separate, licensed, and dedicated spectrum, FlashLinq will be able to offer communication services between devices (thousands) that are 1 km / 0.62 miles away from each other. Together with SK Telecom, Qualcomm will field-test the technology in Korea as well as explore potential commercial uses.