Researchers in Japan have set a new world record for internet speeds of 319 terabytes per second.
A team of researchers from the Japanese National Institute of Information and Communications Technology used an advanced optical glass technology with a quad-core optical glass fiber with a standard outer diameter of 0.125 mm to perform a speed test.
This broke the previous record of 178 terabytes per second set by engineers in Japan and Britain a year ago.
To achieve the record speed, the researchers built an experimentally recycled transmission loop by combining two types of rare earth fiber amplifiers.
The combination of erbium-thorium fiber amplifier and distributed Raman amplification could enable long-distance transmission of more than 3,001 kilometers.
According to “Sputnik”, the Japanese Institute stresses that it is of great importance to show how the new fibers can meet the apparent “explosive surge” demand of new data services.
The research institute further stated that the result of the latest internet speed test will help in the realization of new communication systems, which can support “bandwidth-hungry services”, and add that they will continue to explore ways to increase the “low” transmission capacity .