LONDON: This would be possibly the best news for all those internet lovers who just love speed. The news is now official about the biggest achievement in the history of Data transmission Speed till date.
Massive Internet Speed Of 1,83,501MBps or 1.4TBps Achieved : A Report
In a breakthrough, scientists in the UK have achieved the “fastest ever” broadband speeds of 1.4 terabits per second – enough to transmit 44 high-definition movies at once. This speed can make you download songs or other data files where you won’t be counting the rate of data transmission at which the transference is taking place. Instead it may now change the standard of how you define your connectivity speed from mbps to number of data files per second.
This test was led by British Telecom (BT) and French networking equipment company Alcatel-Lucent. The result is a super high speed of 1.4 terabits per second that is 1,83,501mbps which one would have imagined till date. More importantly they achieved this speed on the existing fibre network in Londoon showing the fibre’s high capacity.
The fact that this speed was achieved on the existing network would be a highly beneficial for the ISPs (Internet Service Provider). This would remove the burden and cost of upgrading to better technologies and hardware for better transfer speed. This experiment shows them the way to achieve a high speed on the network they already have built.
There are faster methods of transmitting data – such as the use of complex laser technology – but this is the first test to achieve such high speeds in “real world” conditions, outside testing labs – BBC News Reports.
The place of the test was a line connecting BT Tower in central London and company’s research campus near Ipswich. The test was conducted in October and November last year.
Kevin Drury, optical marketing leader at Alcatel-Lucent quoted very positively about the development which reduces space between lanes. Due to this there is room for more Lane developments from which the traffic can be passed. This can also be used in special cases like when the traffic is high, you can open up a new lane to reduce the congestion in the other lanes thus allowing more traffic to pass.
Explaining the same thing in respect to the general use of web, When you will be streaming the videos then you will get more channels allowing little to no buffer time while the normal websites can be opened by using a small number of channels.
Though we are far away from getting this thing locally for a long time, but at least we have seen this and now we know that what the fibre network is spread at present, bears the capacity or has high potential in terms of data transfer rate.