Increasing data transfer speed can increase the pace of technology progress at the same time. So in recent years different technologies – such as Optical Fiber, Nano-Chips etc. – were invented to increase speed of data transfer. However there is a new record according to new data transfer speed test.
But recently, Deutsche Telekom (a German telecommunications company), Nokia Bell Labs and Munich University have completed a test during which they managed to reach the speed of 1TB per second using optical fibers. It’s the first time that scientists have used optical fiber which has been only in theory till now. This method has increased optical fiber performance by 30% and can make 1TB communication network.
Of course, in fact, it was only a test and could not be considered as an operational achievement. It looks like there is a long way till we can finally use terabyte lines, but when it comes true, it will be a revolution in data transfer.
It feels like yesterday that the Internet was invented, let alone transferring data. And yet the speed at which data is transferred these days seems to have become paramount in every day activity, from connecting with social media to accessing TV programs, etc. Only I know, for one, how easily frustrated I get when I’m at work and cannot give my answers as quickly as I would like whilst I have customers waiting at the other end of the phone, as my system is internet based and I can’t access info as fast as I expect to be able to.
It feels that once terabytes are going to be introduced on the market, technology will aim at other crazes. But we shall worry about that when it’s time to cross that bridge. For now, bring terabyte on!
Dear Giulia, nice comment! Thank you )
I agree with you and it also shows that how technology goes fast every moment and it’s going to be some difficult to keep up to date with all new techs! )