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World’s Fastest Internet Speed Can Download Whole Netflix In 1 Second

The researchers in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second.

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Scientists in the UK claim they have achieved the world’s fastest internet data transmission rate, a speed which would make it possible to download the entire Netflix library in less than a second.

The researchers from University College London (UCL) in the UK achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second — five times faster than the previous record.

The record, described in a research paper published in the journal IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, is double the capacity of any system currently deployed in the world.

It was achieved by transmitting data through a much wider range of colours of light, or wavelengths, than is typically used in optical fibre, the researchers said.

They combined different amplifier technologies needed to boost the signal power over this wider bandwidth and maximised speed by

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While currently, a limited spectrum bandwidth of 4.5THz, or recently, 9THz, are used commercially, the researchers used a bandwidth of 16.8THz. Image: Reuters

Fastest data transmission: A team of researchers from University College London (UCL), led by Dr Lidia Galdino, worked with two companies, and together they broke the world record for the fastest internet speed. They reached a data transmission rate of 178 terabits a second, which translates to the transmission rate of 178 million megabits in a second. According to a statement by UCL, at this speed, it would be possible to download the entire library of Netflix in less than a second.

The statement added that the record was double the capacity of any system currently being used in the world. The data transmission was done using a range of colours of light or wavelengths that is much wider than that is used in optical fibre. While

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Researchers set a new world-record Internet speed

Researchers at University College London claim they’ve obtained a new top internet speed of 178Tbps – a fifth quicker than the prior record and fast enough to download the entire Netflix catalog in under a second, they say.

To achieve that, the researchers used different bandwidth ranges than are typically used in commercial optical systems. Traditional fiber infrastructure uses bandwidth of 4.5THz with 9THz becoming more available commercially. In UCL experiments, the scientists used 16.8THz.

To do this the researchers used a variety of amplifier technologies, customizing which ones they used for each wavelength to optimize its performance as measured by phase, brightness and polarization, according to a press statement put out by UCL. These customization packages are known as geometric signal constellations.

The amplifiers that they’ve been working with are called hybrid discrete Raman & rare-earth doped fiber amplifiers, and they used the S-, C—and L-bands simultaneously, according to

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178 terabits per second is the new world record for internet speed

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Imagine being able to download the entire Netflix library, as it stands, in less than a second. This is far from being commercially available any time soon, but the record for the fastest internet speed in the world is now set at 178 terabits per second (Tbps), that is 178,000,000 megabits per second.

To bring things in perspective, the fastest available speed to consumers currently is 10Gbps in Japan. Even the connection developed by United States’ Energy Sciences Network maxes out at 400Gbps.

Engineers at KDDI Research, University College London, and Xtera have developed new technologies to pass through more data through the existing optical fiber setup. Most of the current infrastructure is capable of up to 4.5THz bandwidth, and some new technologies had raised it to 9THz. This new system raises it to a whopping 16.8THz.

The wider bandwidth is the result of

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World’s fastest internet speed can download the entire library in one second

While you were struggling to watch an HD or 4K Youtube video on your smartphone, laptop, or a smart TV, engineers at University College London (UCL) set a new world record for the fastest internet in the world. The recently developed technology can download at a speed of 178 Terabits (TB) per second which is equivalent to 1,78,000 Gbps.





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The previous record for the fastest internet in the world belonged to experts at Japan’s National Institute for Communications Technology with a speed of 172 Terabits per second.

To get an idea about what 178 Terabits per second can do, with this speed one can download the entire Netflix library in less than one second. It would also take less than an hour to download the data that was combined to make the world’s first image of a black hole. The data to achieve this

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