Japan breaks world record for fastest internet speed
Engineers in Japan achieved a record-breaking internet speed of 319 terabits per second (Tb/s). That is about 7.6 million times faster than the average home internet speed in the U.S. To achieve the speed, researchers developed an experimental optical fiber with four cores.
Engineers in Japan have set a new world record for fastest internet speed — and it’s so fast, you’d be able to download nearly 80,000 movies in just one second
The new record is 319 terabits per second (Tb/s). Thats about 7.6 million times faster than the average home internet speed in the U.S.
It might not be too difficult to integrate the tech into existing infrastructure.
To break the record for fastest internet speed, researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology developed an experimental optical fiber with four cores, instead of just one.
They then combined their fiber with a laser that fired pulses at different wavelengths and multiple signal amplification techniques. This enabled them to transmit data over a distance of more than 1,800 miles at 319 Tb/s.
Perfect fit: The laser and amplifiers used to break the fastest internet speed record are not cheap, so don’t expect 300 Tb/s home internet any time soon.