Japan sets the fastest Internet speed record, reaching a data transfer rate of 319 Tbps. Almost 10 million times faster than the Internet we usually have at home. Using specialized fiber optic cables, a team of Japanese engineers achieved the fastest data transfers ever. It now claims to be able to implement the technology over existing fiber optics, thereby increasing the speed of our home internet.
To break the world record for the fastest internet speed, researchers at the Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology created an experimental optical fiber with four cores rather than just one. They then combined their fiber with a laser that triggered pulses of different wavelengths as well as multiple signal amplification techniques. This allowed them to transmit data at 319Tbps over a distance of over 1,800 miles.
High internet speeds are becoming more and more important as remote working becomes the new normal for many people around the world. As the world adapts to working from home due to the coronavirus, the demand for high speed internet is increasing. The NTIC team achieved a data transfer speed of 319 terabits per second over a distance of approximately 3,000 kilometers. The previous record for the fastest data transfer was 178 Tbps set by the University College of London.