New Internet Speed Record Set By Australian Researchers Makes 5G Look Like 2G
Reports claim that researchers from Monash University in Australia have just set a new internet speed record of 44.2 Terabits per seconds. Comparing this to 5G’s best speed of 2 Gigabits per seconds helps one to put things into perspective.
The group published their research on an open-source journal called Nature Communications. They claimed to have used “a powerful class of micro-comb” which is known as “soliton crystals”. This tech provides a more efficient and compact way to transmit data.
Armed with it, they could achieve ultra-high data transmission over 75 km of standard optical fibre using a single integrated chip source.
The group, disclosing their amazing achievement, said: “We demonstrate a line rate of 44.2 Terabits [per seconds] using the telecommunications C-band at 1550 nm with a spectral efficiency of 10.4 bits [per seconds per Hertz]”.
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The optical fibre used, as explained above, is the same one that network providers already use. Thus, if this tech is to be put into use, there would be no need to start laying new optical fibres afresh.
Also, they had made use of a test fibre which the Australian National Broadband Network had lain. It ran from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (RMIT) Melbourne City campus to Monash University’s Clayton campus. The institutes are at a distance of about 22.5 Km apart.
While it may take a long time for this research work to be implemented and put into use; it surely proves that faster internet speed can be achieved. Bill Corcoran a lecturer at Monash University who co-led the study said:
“What our research demonstrates is the ability for fibers that we already have in the ground, thanks to the NBN project, to be the backbone of communications networks now and in the future. We’ve developed something that is scalable to meet future needs.”
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