The Morning After: Japan Breaks The Internet Speed Record

The Morning After: Japan Breaks The Internet Speed Record

Scientists at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have smashed the internet transfer record.

Andrew H. Sweet

By shifting data at 319Tbps, almost double the last speed test attempted in August 2020. At that speed, you could download over 7,000 high-definition movies in a second.

It involved addressing every part of the pipeline, upgrading the fiber optic line with four cores over the usual single core in typical lines, while the laser was amplified at its source.

Also, it wasn't shooting under any oceans or anything: the scientists used coiled cabling to simulate a 1,864-mile distance.

Upgrading to this capability could be mightily expensive — though the four-core fiber optic cable should work with existing infrastructure.

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