Wow, just wow! But I wonder what the cost for such insane speeds of 1.4 Tbps (Terabit) would be. Supposedly with those speeds you can stream 64 hours of HD Netflix, or 38 hours in 3D/4K in under one second. O_O
Fiber Internet is great no matter who's laying it down. Gigabit connection speeds? Hell yes. But if you thought that was fast, researchers in the UK have something better that will not only blow your hair back, but blow it right off: a 1.4 terabit connection, and all with commercial-grade hardware.
Developed by a joint research team from French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent and BT, the magic of this incredible connection isn't in fancy hardware. Instead, it's in a new protocol named Flexigrid that lets you lay multiple signals over the top of each other in a a single cable, which lets data race from point A to point B in parallel. When layered all together, seven 200 Gbps channels form one, mega "Alien Super Channel" that offers the 1.4 Tbps speeds across a 255 miles stretch of fiber that already exists between the BT Tower in London and a BT research campus in Suffolk.
Even though Flexigrid theoretically doesn't require any infrastructure changes since it can run under current fiber lines. I highly doubt we will see it here in the U.S. anytime soon, since better speeds and better service (no throttling/caps) at reasonable prices seems to basically be against cable company policies...
More info: http://gizmodo.com/the-fastest-real-world-internet-is-1000x-quicker-than-g-1506564949
#Flexigrid #FiberInternet #GoogleFiber #TechNews #GizModo
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