The Internet is the backbone of our modern society. From playing online gaming, streaming video to running an online business Internet is everywhere. Contents are getting heavier day by day as well as our need for faster internet. That’s why researchers from the universities of Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT in Australia have successfully developed and tested an Internet connection having a speed of 44.2 Tbps.
Tests are usually limited in a laboratory environment. But, for this study, researchers achieved these quick speeds using existing communications infrastructure. he researchers used 76.6km of “dark” optical fiber between Monash University’s Clayton Campus and RMIT’s Melbourne City Campus. They used a new device that replaces 80 lasers with one single piece of equipment known as a micro-comb, which is smaller and lighter than existing telecommunications hardware.
Distinguished Professor Mitchell said reaching the optimum data speed of 44.2 Tbps showed the potential of existing Australian infrastructure. With the help of this technology existing network capacity can be upgraded without increasing size, weight, or cost.
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