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Researchers achieve the Fastest Internet Speed Ever at 178 Terabits per Second

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This might seem like breaking news but a new incredibly insane fastest internet speed has been achieved. Yes, you heard that right, the fastest internet speed in the world has been achieved at an unbelievable 178 terabits per second (Tb/s). A team of researchers in the UK and Japan have achieved this absolutely unbelievable milestone. They have in reality developed new ways to modulate light before it’s beamed down optical fibers. In this way, a much wider bandwidth can be attained than usual.

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Such Fast Internet Speed had never been Achieved Before!

Let me clear it out how insane this speed really is. It is 17,800 times faster than the current 10Gb/s fastest internet connections provided to the customers in areas like Japan, the US, and New Zealand. The newly attained speed is so remarkable that even NASA’s 400Gb/s speed can’t compete with it.

Not only this, but this speed also leaves other experimental devices quite behind, including the photonic chip developed in Australia. That chip achieved an impressive 44Tb/s just a few months ago. Apart from that, the researchers in the UK and Japan also beat the previous record-holder by almost 20 percent. The previous record was attained by a Japanese team with an electrifying speed of 150Tb/s.

A team of engineers at UCL set this record with the world’s largest internet speed. According to a claim, through this speed, a person can download the entire Netflix content in just 1 sec. It might sound shocking but that is true. This speed is so fast that you can download the entire content on Netflix in just 1 sec. Now, who would not want to download all the Netflix content with this incredible speed. It’s simply mindblowing.

Fastest Internet Speed

What the Lead Researcher had to Say:

The project of attaining this speed was carried out by the Royal Academy of Engineering Researcher Dr. Lidia Galdino and Kiddi Research. The lead researcher of the project Lidia Galdino says;

While current state-of-the-art cloud data-center interconnections are capable of transporting up to 35 terabits a second. We are working with new technologies that utilize more efficiently the existing infrastructure. Making better use of optical fiber bandwidth and enabling a world record transmission rate of 178 terabits a second

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Talking about the speed, well, there must be a question in mind that how this internet speed can be availed? The answer is quite easy and perhaps the best news too. It is because fiber optic cables are already in many parts of the world. The technology can be easily integrated into the existing infrastructure. All you have to do is upgrade the amplifiers which are placed every 40 to 100 km or so.

Via: New Atlas

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