There is no doubt that we all need a faster internet connection, which can download a movie of 2TB within just a few seconds. No one likes the irritating buffering icon that pops up most of the time while watching a video or live streaming. So, is it possible to access high internet speed? Well, the answer is yes! How about a superfast 44.2 TBPS internet connection (Tera-bites per seconds)! The researchers are now working on such a chip that is capable of offering such a speed. This is an optical chip and can be used in your existing broadband line.
Is Such A Speed Limit Really Possible?
Yes, and it has been achieved by the University of Monash, Swinburne & RMT located in Australia. The entire research study has published in the journal of Nature Communications. During the study, they achieved 44.2 TBPS speed, but when tested in a coded line, the speed dropped to 39TBPS. But still, the speed is quite impressive. To obtain such a speed, the scientists used soliton crystal micro-combs. Talking in simple terms, it is a special type of high-density chip which is capable of replacing around 80 laser nodes in the optical fibre cable. The chip has 80 channels and each of them an maintain their peak bandwidth level. So, when installed in the existing cable, it can dramatically increase the maximum internet connection speed.
Let’s have a look at an example to understand this. Suppose you are downloading 1080p resolution movies, and the length of each movie is around 70 to 90 minutes. If you consider the standard size, it will be around 1.GB to 2.5GB. Now imagine you have an internet connection that supports 44.2TBPS speed. With such speed, you can download thousands of such quality movies in just one to two seconds. It’s just amazing. Besides, you won’t see the buffering icon while watching live videos.
When Will You Have An Access To Such Speed?
As you all know, every new innovation comes with a wait time; you will have to wait for few months to get this. For now, the new optical chip has not made commercial. However, once developed and commercialized, it will be first used for industrial applications, for example, in smart cities, space communications, and more. This is expected to solve the requirement of additional bandwidth.
Speaking about the best thing, it works on existing cables. So, once done, we may expect a smooth and faster rollout of this technology across the globe.