faster than traffic, too
"Pigeon Transfers Data faster than South Africa's Telecom":
"Local news agency SAPA reported the 11-month-old pigeon, Winston, took one hour and eight minutes to fly the 80 km (50 miles) from Unlimited IT's offices near Pietermaritzburg to the coastal city of Durban with a data card was strapped to his leg.Didn't that pigeon make it from PMB to Durban in better time than one could physically move the data oneself? Wow. If anyone knows a supplier, I've got a friend in Dar es Salaam who's looking to rent a carrier pigeon.
"Including downloading, the transfer took two hours, six minutes and 57 seconds -- the time it took for only four percent of the data to be transferred using a Telkom line.
"Internet speed is expected to improve once a new 17,000 km underwater fiber optic cable linking southern and East Africa to other networks becomes operational before South Africa hosts the soccer World Cup next year."