Japanese scientists have developed a quad-core optical fiber to record the world’s fastest internet speed.
About 7.6 million times faster than the average Internet speed in homes across the United States, engineers were able to achieve a record speed of 319 terabits.
At this speed, almost 80,000 movies can be downloaded in a second. While in the United States, the average internet speed is 42 Mbps.
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The experiment was carried out by the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies.
After combining the four fiber optic cables, the engineers transmitted pulses of shots of varying amplifications and wavelengths to transmit them over a greater distance.
The researchers hope that such fibers can “enable convenient, high-speed transmission of data in the short term, helping to realize the backbone communication system needed to deliver new communication services beyond 5G.”
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