A number of research teams came together and have successfully developed a Fibre Cable which can generate Internet speed up to one Petabit per second.
Hokkaido University developed the fiber with the help of tools from the equipment maker Fujikura. While the transmission system was developed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan, Macquarie University in Australia headed the project.
Overall, all the research teams from different sectors managed to bring a four core, three-mode fiber which has the same width as the modern fiber but can deliver incomprehensible speeds.
Macquarie University states that since the fiber is developed with a narrower diameter, it is less prone to being damaged and can be used with current equipment. It is capable of 12 times the standard data speed produced by present fiber cables.
“The world’s insatiable demand for data means that we are approaching a ‘capacity crunch’ and need to find new ways to transport ever-larger volumes,” said Dr. Simon Gross of the Macquarie Photonics Research Centre said to ZNet.
For those who don’t know, a single petabit is essentially equal to one thousand terabits and a single terabit is equal to one thousand gigabits. So you could say that these researchers have managed to grab a speed of one million gigabits per second.
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In 2016, Nokia achieved 1 terabit/sec data transmission speeds in Germany which now seems don’t seem like a big deal anymore.