World’s Fastest Internet Speed : Internet speeds are breaking new barriers. Researchers have now been able to achieve an internet speed that can download every single title on Netflix in the blink of an eye.
Why a fast internet?
If the internet slows or god-forbid, disconnects, all hell breaks loose. This situation has made us realize why a fast internet connection is so important.
world record for the fastest internet speed.
Researchers at University College London have achieved a speed of 178 terabits per second (Tbps), which is a new world record for the fastest internet speed.
The project was conducted by Dr Lidia Galdino from the Royal Academy of Engineering, Xtera and Kiddi Research.
Earlier, there were reports of the fastest internet speeds in Australia which were recorded at 44.2 Tbps. This new speed is almost four times faster.
So what can you do with 178 Tbps speed? You can download any stuff on Netflix, and we mean literally everything with your favorite one, in just one second.
In order to get such insane speeds, UCL researchers have applied a higher range of wavelengths instead of the standard fibre optic ones as well as used newer amplifier technology to boost the signal farther while amplifying it massively.
As of now, the infrastructure uses a bandwidth of 4.5THz and 9THz commercial bandwidth has just surfaced in some markets. However, this super-fast internet uses a 16.8THz bandwidth for achieving the 178 terabit speed.’
In case you were wondering that these systems would be expensive to set up, you’d be surprised to know that according to UCL, upgrading amplifiers would only cost a fraction of what it costs to install new fibre optic cables.
Dr. Galdino said in a statement, “Independent of the COVID-19 crisis, internet traffic has increased exponentially over the last 10 years and this whole growth in data demand is related to the cost per bit going down. ”
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