Fibre connectivity reaches 1.4Tbps

British Scientists working with Alcatel-Lucent and BT have broken a new record for data transmission. The test was between the BT tower in London and BT’s research center in Suffolk.

Using a fibre link, which used existing fibre infrastructure, data rates reached a speed of 1.4 terabits per second. That’s enough to download 44 full length, high definition movies in just 1 second.

It will be some time before we see anything like this in our homes or workplaces, with most of our customers currently enjoying between 50 and 100mbps internet connectivity.

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