Imagine being able to utilize all of that excess bandwidth that your neighbors are never going to use. Forunately, Telefonica’s research and development team is working to make this possible with BeWifi, a device that gathers bandwidth from local Wi-Fi routers.
What if, when you were up at a ridiculous hour Skyping your relatives in Australia, you could borrow unused bandwidth from your sleeping neighbors to make your own broadband connection faster and stronger? High up in a glass tower in Barcelona, Telefonica’s research and development team has been attempting to tackle exactly this question. The solution they have come up with, BeWifi, is a technology that gathers bandwidth from local Wi-Fi routers in order to enhance the connection of the users that happen to be on the Internet at exactly that moment in time.