Japan breaks the record again! The country has set a Data Transfer Speed of 1.02 petabits per second!

Install COD Warzone and you could transfer it within a blink of an eye as if it’s just a text file.

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Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have broken the record of the fastest data transfer speed of 1.02 petabits per second. This makes current technology like WI-FI 6E and 7 seem like a thing of the past. Although, take into consideration that this test right here is more for research purposes than public use.

This was achieved by using a custom-built multi-core fiber optic network with a distance of 51.7KM. This transfer speed is equivalent of transferring over 127,500GB of data every second! We could not even transfer a 3GB file without having to wait longer first, even with the fastest fiber optic we have available.

According to the researchers, this speed has enough capacity for over “10 million channels of 8K broadcasting per second”. This means you can record up to 10 million 8K videos and it won’t still slow it down.

This wasn’t the first time this happened. Back in 2020, The NICT made a successful 1 petabit transfer speed through a standard optic cable. About two years later, the institute is able to break their old records from 1 petabit to 1.02 petabits using multi-core fiber optic cables. This is an impressive achievement that even we were baffled to see it possible. Although a concept, this is quite exciting to think about as one day in the distant future, we will be able to achieve this same speed.

According to Gizmodo, these multi-core fiber optic cables are described as “having one big straw and then inserting smaller straws inside”. These straws would carry out “different flavours of soda”, which is how the researchers try to simplify it without causing a headache to casual users. In other words, each optic cable is stuffed within a larger optic cable and then they carry different signals.

The most important part of this new breakthrough is that the experiment is based on existing hardware and procedures that are already available for public use. The researchers said that a new fiber optic cable is required, but this will not heavily affect costs because they have limited the size of the multi-core optics down to the standard ones used.

In about ten years, we will see the development of 6G, and 4G will start feeling dated and slow. 5G is currently in the headlines as it is the newest communication tech we have that is available for public use, aside from the newly-announced Wi-Fi 7. These two technologies are already pretty fast for public usage but this breakthrough challenges boundaries.

Read Here: GIzmodo