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.


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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World’s fastest internet can download entire library of Netflix in less than a second; can you guess the speed?

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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A major internet outage on Sunday took Hulu, Amazon, and 3.5% of the world’s internet traffic with it

  • A giant internet outage, due to an issue at major telecommunications company CenturyLink, wiped out 3.5% of global internet traffic on Sunday.
  • The outage affected web giants including Amazon and Hulu as well as individual internet users.
  • The outage began at 6 a.m. Eastern and ended around 11 a.m. Eastern.

CenturyLink, a major telecommunications company, experienced a giant outage on Sunday that impacted internet users across the US. The issue, which the company says has since been resolved, caused global internet traffic to drop 3.5%, according to the internet company Cloudflare.

The outage began at about 6 a.m. Eastern and affected individual users as well as internet-based services like Hulu, Chase, Xbox Live, Discord, and Amazon. Connection was restored about five hours later, at around 11 a.m. Eastern.

The outage comes at a time when Americans are relying on internet access more than ever. Since the start of the COVID-19

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Reposify’s Research Uncovers Critical Exposures and Vulnerabilities in the Attack Surfaces of the World’s Leading Gaming Companies

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Reposify, the leading Attack Surface Management Platform, today unveiled new research findings of critical asset exposures and vulnerabilities in the attack surfaces of the world’s leading gaming companies.

Leveraging Reposify’s Attack Surface Management SaaS Platform, Reposify’s researchers measured the prevalence of exposed sensitive assets and well-known vulnerabilities among 20 gaming companies and their subsidiaries.

Top Findings Include:

  • 55% of companies had at least one misconfigured database exposed to the Internet that could result in a data leakage
  • 50% of the companies had at least one RDP exposed to the Internet
  • 85% of companies were vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks
  • 45% of companies were vulnerable to DDOS attacks

Reposify discovered many dozens of exposed databases which place gamers’ personal, identifiable information and other sensitive data at imminent

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World’s first virtual art museum looks beyond ‘the white viewer’

MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The world’s first entirely virtual art museum is set to open next month, hoping to bring masterpieces to anyone in the world with an internet connection, according to its British creator.

The Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) will feature art from renowned museums such as the Musee d’Orsay in Paris and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as digital-only originals, said Stuart Semple, the artist behind the project.

“The point of art is to communicate and share ideas … (but) a lot of people can’t travel to a museum,” said Semple, whose large-scale public projects have included releasing thousands of smiley faced clouds over London, Moscow and Milan.

“This is a way to make it a lot more accessible,” he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

The new coronavirus pandemic forced almost all museums around the world to close this year,

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Microsoft is cutting ‘critical’ support for Internet Explorer, once the world’s most popular Web browser

At one time, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer owned more than 90% of the web browser market. Now, the company said it will cut off access to a critical piece of support in 2021.

The tech giant made the announcement in a blog post this week.

In the summer of 2002, Internet Explorer was virtually unrivaled. The only browser that was close was Netscape, which had rapidly lost share to Microsoft’s browser that year, according to ZDNet. At the time, Internet Explorer was even more dominant than Google’s Chrome browser is today.


Internet Explorer is still popular, though. While Chrome rules – with around a 70% market share – Internet Explorer 11 still has a larger share of the market than Apple’s Safari, according to NetApplications.

But that share will inevitably shrink as Microsoft prepares to end critical support

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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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How India became the world’s leader in internet shutdowns

On top of this, the government said it would start immigration checks across the entire country, even in states with little to no history of undocumented immigration, and planned to send those who could not prove they were either Indian citizens or eligible for fast-tracking into mass detention camps. In a country where many poor people don’t have documents to prove that they even exist (according to one report, only 62% of Indian children under the age of five have birth certificates), millions were at risk of failing the check. 

The potential consequence for many of India’s 200 million Muslims was clear: they could become stateless people, treated like the Uighur Muslim minority in China. India is a secular republic, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an avowed Hindu nationalist who joined a known supremacist group when he was just eight years old, was turning it into a majoritarian Hindu state.

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178 Terabits Per Second! Scientists Build World’s Fastest Internet Ever That Can Download All Of Netflix In 1 Second

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What if you could download the entire content available on Netflix in only one second? Sounds impossible, right? However, it’s true! Researchers in London have come with the fastest ever internet by reaching a speed of 178 terabits per second or 178,000 Gbps. The speed is double the capacity of any system currently used in the world, and a fifth faster than the previous world record held by a team in Japan with 150 Tbps. The connection is so fast that it would be able to download the entire Netflix library in just one second.
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