New fiber cable could handle all traffic ...

New fiber cable could handle all traffic …

October 27, 2014

The lucky inhabitants of some countries can enjoy fiber-based internet connections that reach a speed of 100Gbps. The new multimodal cable developed by an international team of scientists reaches 2,550 times that speed. In other words, the same thickness of wire can transmit 255Tbps. That works out to roughly 32TB per second, or a 1GB file in 0.03 seconds.

255Tbps is, in fact, a figure very close to what all transoceanic cables move between the European and American continents at rush hour. Just one of these new cables could replace them all.

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