Monday, October 18, 2021

5G base stations could be powered by lasers

Laser-powered 5G base stations could become an operational reality in a few years using technology from Seattle-based PowerLight Technologies.

In trials, PowerLight’s system transmitted “hundreds of watts over hundreds of meters through the air” to power up a 5G cellular base station, according to Ericsson, which ran the demo in cooperation with PowerLight using an Ericsson Streetmacro 6701 base station. (It consumes a maximum of 300W.)

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Thanks to Jon Gold (see source)

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