Researchers in Japan set a new world record once again on Internet speed, by reaching a data transfer rate of 1.02 petabits. What’s great about this is that the technology can be incorporated into existing fiber lines.
Japan’s Network Research Institute, under the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) reported on May 30 that they were able to successfully demonstrate the world’s first data transmission speed of 1.02 petabit-per-second using a multi-core fiber (MCF).
In June 2021, the same team reached 319 Terabits per second. It’s incredible that they have tripled it in just one year!
What makes NICT’s latest demo on Internet speed very special is that it is obviously faster than previous attempts, and it delivers data using a standard optic fiber cable. This basically means that such technology can be enjoyed by many at the earliest possible time.
For clarity, 1 petabit is equal to 1,000,000 gigabits. The successful demo means that our household Internet speeds could soon possibly be 100,000 faster than they currently are.
With 1.02PB of data traveling for over 32 miles per second, people could send a massive 127,500GB of data per second!
Such high speeds would make 8k live broadcasting possible anywhere around the world, without any noticeable hiccups or lags.
“There’s enough bandwidth here to transmit not just one 8K video feed, or a hundred or a thousand 8K video feeds, but 10 million 8K video feeds simultaneously. That’s a lot of Netflix.”
According to Statista, the top 10 countries with the fastest average fixed broadband internet speeds as of October 2021 are:
- Monaco – 270 Mbps
- Hong Kong – 260 Mbps
- Singapore – 257 Mbps
- Romania – 241 Mbps
- Switzerland – 231 Mbps
- Chile – 227 Mbps
- Denmark – 226 Mbps
- Thailand – 223 Mbps
- South Korea – 219 Mbps
- France – 218 Mbps