Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology has supposedly set a new world record for World’s fastest internet speed at 319 terabytes per second. This is almost twofold the last record of the fastest internet speed in the world held by researchers from the University College of London. The speed was 178 Tbps.
As far off work becomes the new standard for some across the globe, high internet speeds are the need of great importance. Chipping away at this, a group of engineers in Japan has now accomplished the fastest data transfer ever, with their record-breaking internet speed.
The wonderous feat has been accomplished by engineers from Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) and has now been published as a research paper at the International Conference on Optical Fiber Communication held essentially from June 6-11.
As referenced in the research, the NICT group recorded a 319 terabits per second (Tb/s) speed for data transfer over a distance of approximately 3,000 kilometers. To place the new speed into perspective, realize that the old record for the fastest data transfer was held at 178 Tb/s. The new technology beats the old internet speeds by using 4-center optical fiber of standard external distance across of 0.125 mm to transfer data using light instead of typical copper cables.
For this, the group used a 552-channel laser that operates at various wavelengths. An experimental set-up of a recirculating transmission circle that utilized two kinds of uncommon earth-doped fiber amplifiers. The specialized amplifiers helped boost the reach and speed of the internet.
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The group recorded the fastest data transfer ever with no performance drops across the 3000 kilometers distance. Interestingly, the engineers guarantee that the ordinary optical fiber cables utilized for Wi-Fi at our homes could also support this technology, however some modifications may be required.
NICT noticed that the new results from the record-breaking internet speed test would assist with building new communication systems that can support the new “eager for bandwidth services.” The group also said that it would additionally attempt to increase the transmission limit of “low-center tally multi-central elements and other novel SDM fibers.”