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Aran Islands based science team set new maritime WiFi world record

A team of scientists working off the west coast of Ireland have set a new world record for the furthest broadband transmission from a ship at sea back to landwithout satellite or cellular connection. The new record is 36.83km (19.9 nautical miles) set on Saturday, 26 May 2023, off the coast of the Aran Islands.

The team based atAran Island Research Station (AIRS) on Inishmaan, with support from the local community,Irish manufacturerÉireComposites, the Marine Institute,University College Dublin(UCD) and ENS Paris-Saclay,used technology called ‘SeaFi’ to beat the previous record of 35.92km (19.4 nautical miles), set on 6 June 2018 using the same technology.

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