Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) has broken the Internet speed record. The scientists of this educational organization managed to transfer data to 319Tbps. This mark that far exceeds the 178Tbps established a year ago by engineers from Japan and the United Kingdom.
There is no doubt that it is an exorbitant Internet speed. With 319Tbps it would be possible to download 10,000 high definition movies of about 4 GB each in just one second. Likewise, it is far above the 300 or 500 Mbps offered by today’s average home connections.
How it collects Motherboard, the NICT scientists used a new fiber optic cable technology for your internet speed tests. These transmission elements generally have one or two cores and layers of cladding to protect the data. The new system is capable of hosting four cores, without increasing in size or compromising reliability.
Although it was a laboratory test, the engineers used a huge amount of fiber optics that simulated a distance of 1,864 miles (2,999 kilometers). Through it they fired a 552-channel laser at different wavelengths. The signal was implicated with devices made from “rare earths” such as thulium and erbium.
What is the use of this enormous Internet speed
It may take a long time for the 319Tbps of Internet speed achieved in Japan to be experienced outside of the lab. However, the greatest advance is in 4-core fiber optic cable and its possible use by telecommunications service providers.
From the NICT they believe that these new cables could be ‘easily’ adapted to existing infrastructures, so there would be no major changes to the components that make up the data backbones and, consequently, would facilitate their adoption.
In practical terms, this technology would be ideal to drive the development of next-generation communication technologies. “beyond 5G (like 6G) that will offer great internet speed. By achieving a more efficient connection between servers, problems known as data “bottlenecks” would be avoided.