In a big breakthrough, Australia recorded World record breaking broadband speed of 44.2 Tbps (Terabits per second). That is capable of downloading 1,000 HD movies in under a second. It is million times faster than the speed offered by a good Australian government-owned National Broadband Network (NBN) connection.
This innovation is the result of collective job by researchers in Australia’s Monash, Swinburne and RMIT Universities. Researchers’ foresee this technology will bring about revolutionary change in the field of data optics and telecommunications.
For achieving this incredible speed, researchers claim that they used a single optical chip the size of a fingernail. This new device replaces 80 lasers with one single piece of equipment known as a micro-comb.
For this study, researchers tested the device using existing communications infrastructure similar to that used by Australia’s NBN.
Dr Bill Corcoran from Monash University said, “We’ve developed something that is scaleable to meet future needs. And it’s not just Netflix we’re talking about here – it’s the broader scale of what we use our communication networks for.”
“This data can be used for self-driving cars and future transportation and it can help the medicine, education, finance and e-commerce industries, as well as enable us to read with our grandchildren from kilometres away.”