In today’s world internet has become as crucial as a basic right for information, and with Covid-19 pandemic, internet has come for the rescue of all that are stuck at home for their Work From Home or just to get a glimpse of the outside world. A life without internet is some what of dystopian idea that we don’t like to think about. With our ever-growing dependence on the internet, it is sensible that we consistently keep working towards it’s improvement and that is exactly what has happened.
Researchers in Australian universities of Monash, Swinburne and RMIT have logged in the fastest internet. To get a grasp of the speed you have to understand that currently the fastest consumer-grade speed of internet is 85.02 Mbps in Taiwan. What these scientists have achieved is nothing short of marvellous.
They have reached the speeds of 44.2 Terabits per second (Tbps)
Understanding the speed
1 Terabit (Tb) = 1024 Gigabits (Gb)
1 Gigabit (Gb) = 1024 Megabits (Mb)
1 Byte (B) = 8 Bits (b)
The speeds are equivalent to downloading 1000 HD movies in a fraction of a second.
They conducted the test over 76.6 Km of Optical fiber between RMIT’s Melbourne City Campus and Monash University’s Clayton Campus
For the test, researchers replaced 80 lasers with a single new device known as Micro-Comb, which is lighter and smaller than existing hardware.
The chip has hundreds of high-quality invisible infrared lasers acting as separate communication Channels.
This will fast-track the internet access in countries struggling to meet the internet needs of their population.
It would have implications in the world of almost all sectors using Internet, which is almost all sectors.
It would also have impact on industries using AI and Machine Learning.
The new line Streaming of Gaming industry would highly be impacted by this.
But, for now, the first ones to implement such technology, when it is available, would be data centres.