While most third-world countries are still trying to have at least a reliable internet connection, countries like Australia are already testing the limits of this technology.

Researchers from Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities in Australia claims they were able to achieve 44.2 terabits per second of internet speed. For a perspective, these extreme speeds will let you download 1,000 HD movies in only one second.

That’s also way faster than the current highest commercial internet speed. A title that currently belongs to Singapore, which has an average download speed of 197.4 megabits per second.

It’s also 1 million times faster than Australia’s current average download speed, which is at 43.4mbps.

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The researchers were able to achieve this feat by using a micro-comb optical fiber that has hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data. The test connection starts at the RMIT campus in Melbourne City to Monash University campus in Clayton. The test connection mirrors the infrastructure of the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN).

But, don’t expect to have terabit connection in your home soon. Even gigabit internet, which is being used by data centers and other industries for years, are yet to be made available for commercial use.

Researchers, and the industry as a whole, will still have to work out a couple of things before terabit internet becomes cheaper, practical, and integrated to existing infrastructure to be made available for household use.

Via: The Independent

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