The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan marked a internet speed record. The scientists managed to transfer data to 319Tbps. This mark that far exceeds the 178Tbps established a year ago by engineers from the same country and the United Kingdom.
This exorbitant Internet speed, equivalent to 319,000 Gigabytes,allows the download of 10,000 HD movies in just one second. It is also well above the 300 or 500 Mbps offered by today’s home connections.
The NICT scientists used a new fiber optic cable technology for your internet speed tests 100% compatible with the real connection infrastructure that can be found in real homes ..
World data transfer record
These transmission elements generally have one or two cores and cladding layersto protect data. The new system is capable of hosting four cores, without increasing in size or compromising reliability.
Although it was a laboratory test, the engineers used a huge amount of fiber optics that simulated a distance of 2,999 kilometers.
Through the wiring they shot a 552 channel laser at different wavelengths. The signal was implicated with devices made of “rare earths” as thulium and erbium metal.
It may take a long time for the 319Tbps of Internet speed achieved in Japan to be experienced outside of the lab. Nevertheless, the biggest breakthrough is in 4-core fiber optic cable and its possible use by telecommunications service providers.
New fiber optic cables could drive the development of new communication technologies. / Shutterstock
From the NICT they believe that these new cables could adapt “easily” to existing infrastructures, so there would be no major changes to the components that make up the data backbones and, consequently, would facilitate their adoption.
The researchers say that these types of speeds will be required for the back-end infrastructureas services place increasing demands on the internet infrastructure.
In addition, this technology would be ideal to drive the development of next-generation communication technologies. “beyond the 5G network (such as 6G) that will offer a great internet speed. By achieving a more efficient connection between servers, problems known as data “bottlenecks” would be avoided.