200 Gbit/s Internet connection for Norse LANners

Norse gamers can look forward to a fast internet connection this year at “The Gathering” event

March 2, 2012
Fibre Internet

Gamers at The Gathering will be treated to impressive Internet speeds, thanks to a 200 Gbit/s connection.

The Gathering is a week-long LAN event held in Norway, which has a history for setting speed records.

The event held the world record for the fastest internet connection at a LAN party, with a 110 Gbit/s fibre connection until late last year – when Swedish LAN rival, Dreamhack, took the record with a 120 Gbit/s pipe.

However, plans for The Gathering this year include a 200 Gbit/s fibre connection handled by Altibox. The company is working with international partners such as Huawei in order to provide the connection.

“We bring with us Huawei and their technicians and Level 3 [equipment] which delivers the foreign Internet capacity needed for such enormous speeds. Day to day, there’s simply not enough capacity in Norway to handle speeds like this”, says Altibox vice president Per-Andre Rykhus.

By comparison, this single connection offers more bandwidth than the 158 Gbit/s bandwidth shared by the entire 60 million inhabitants of Thailand.

The connection is capable of downloading 5120 5Mb songs from iTunes every second. That means downloading every song sold in a month on iTunes would take just 30 minutes.

Tags: Active, Altibox, Huawei, iTunes, Per-Andre Rykhus, The Gathering

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