World's fastest internet connection: Researchers say they hit 44.2 Tbps

World's fastest internet connection: Researchers say they hit 44.2 Tbps

Stan Schroeder 22/05/2020

Internet is never fast enough, but a group of researchers from the Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities in Australia have reached speeds that would sate even the hungriest of data geeks. 

In a new paper published in Nature Communications (via The Verge), the researchers describe how they managed to hit speeds of 44.2 Tbps (terabits per second), a new world record. 

Impressively, they've done this using standard optic fiber, both in the laboratory and on an actual network in the greater metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia. The 44.2 Tbps result was for a raw bitrate; for a coded rate and in the field, this speed fell down to 39 Tbps, which is still very respectable.  Read more...

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