Japan breaks the world record for fastest internet speed
Japan’s engineers have established a new global record for the fastest internet speed, which is so rapid that it would allow you to download almost 80,000 movies in a mere second.
Here are the facts:
- The speed is almost 7 million times faster than the average internet speed in the US.
- 24 million times faster than the average internet speed in India.
- The new record is 319 terabits per second (Tb/s).
- By utilizing sophisticated fiber-optic technology featuring a 4-core optical fiber with a standard outer diameter of 0.123 mm during the experiment, the researchers were able to attain unprecedented speeds that had not been seen before.
- In 2020, Japan and Britain set the previous record of 178 Tb/s, which was surpassed by the recent test.
- We can download nearly 80,000 movies in just one second with this speed.
- In order to surpass the record for the fastest internet speed, the researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan utilized an experimental optical fiber with four cores, as opposed to one. Additionally, they employed a laser that emitted pulses at varying wavelengths, as well as several signal amplification methods. This combination of technologies allowed for data to be transmitted at a rate of 319 Tb/s over a distance exceeding 1,800 miles.
The most significant advantage of the research was that the experiment primarily relied on fiber optic infrastructure, which already serves as the primary means of internet connectivity in many countries.