Fastest broadband speed: 1.125Tbps

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group.

By - February 12, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
Fibre internet cable

A new record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information has been set by UCL researchers in the Optical Networks Group.

They achieved a rate of 1.125Tbps as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates.

Researcher Dr Robert Maher from UCL said that while current commercial optical transmission systems are capable of receiving single channel data rates of up to 100Gbps, they are working with to design the next generation core networking and communications systems that can handle data signals at rates in excess of 1Tbps.

“For comparison, this is almost 50,000 times greater than the average speed of a UK broadband connection of 24Mbps, which is the current speed defining “superfast” broadband,” said Maher.

More on broadband and fibre

Crime is stopping Cape Town fibre roll-out

Armed hijackers hit South African fibre networks

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you have a fibre connection at home or work?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

SACP leadership’s phones are being bugged — Nzimande

Blade Nzimande

Blade Nzimande says the SACP party leadership is under siege.

Gruelling solar car race kicks off in South Africa

Sasol Solar Challenge Team Maragon Olympus’ Solar Eagle of South Africa

The Sasol Solar Challenge, which runs between Pretoria and Cape Town from 24 September to 1 October, is officially underway.

Telkom’s impressive new solar park – details and photos

Telkom solar panel

Telkom’s new photovoltaic solar farm at its campus in Centurion is fully operational, and is providing around 16MWh per day.

iPhone hack attack and the trade in spyware

Hacker

Zero-day exploits – a hacker’s wild card.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×