Japan’s Network Research Institute, under the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) reported last May 30 that they managed to successfully demonstrate the world’s first data transmission speed of 1.02 petabit-per-second using a multi-core fiber (MCF).

For a perspective, 1 petabit is equivalent to 1,000,000 gigabits. The successful demo means that household internet speeds could soon be 100,000 faster than they currently are.

Such speeds will make 8K live broadcasting possible anywhere around the world, without any noticeable lags or hiccups.

Now, with 1.02PB of data traveling for more than 32 miles per second, users could send a whopping 127,500GB of data per second.


This isn’t the first time that petabit internet speeds have been tested. During the last Tokyo Olympic Games, Intel managed to broadcast live coverage of the 19-day event to Japan, Brazil, and Intel sites in the United States.

“We are way beyond proof of concept,” said Ravindra Vehal, Intel’s 8K lead and global content technology strategist.

What makes NICT’s latest demo special is that it is faster than previous attempts and it delivers data using a standard optic fiber cable. This essentially means that such technology can be had by many at the earliest time.

Via: Yahoo News

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