Ultrafast fiber optics set new speed record2011.04.29 09:33 by Daniela
Keywords: fiber optics, broadband
A new broadband speed record has been set - two independent research groups achieved data transmission rate of 100 terabits per second using a single optical fibre. That is equal to the content of 250 double-sided Blu-ray discs.
The results considerably exeed today's bandwidth needs.
According to him "traffic has been growing about 50 per cent a year for the last few years". That means that more and more capacity will be needed in future due to the growing popularity of bandwith-hungry applications, such as social networks and video streaming. The first application of 100-terabit transmission is expected to be inside the giant data centres that power Google, Facebook and Amazon.
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