44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps). That’s the data speed reported by Australian researchers in their paper published in the journal Nature Communications. How fast is it, you ask? Well, fast enough to download a thousand high-definition movies in a split-second. What’s more amazing about this is that the data speed was recorded in a single optical chip.
And they did it not in a lab but using existing communications infrastructure.
“We’ve developed something that is scalable to meet future needs,” says co-lead author Bill Corcoran from Monash University. “And it’s not just Netflix we’re talking about here: it’s the broader scale of what we use our communication networks for.”
More details about this study over at Cosmos Magazine.
(Image Credit: Monash, RMIT, Swinburne universities/ Cosmos)