Researchers demonstrate 1.4 Tbps broadband connection using commercial-grade hardware

By Shawn Knight
Jan 22, 2014
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  1. A joint research team from French telecoms Alcatel-Lucent and BT have come up with a 1.4 terabit connection that would put Google Fiber and all other competitors to shame. The technology is said to use commercial-grade hardware with a new...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,631   +1,031

    Sounds like that UHD video streaming problem will be fixed, now all we need is some content and we're all set.
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Addict Posts: 308   +87

    And your DL cap would STILL be 80gig .. " because the internet is a finite resource and gets all used up when evil Down loaders use BT or watch a HD movie "
    BlueDrake and NTAPRO like this.
  4. It's very impressive that all they had to improve it is by create a new protocol!
  5. Well done but testing and real world conditions are totally different very much doubt you would see this through a telephone line or even cable but any reason to expand on fiber networks is good news :) never really understood the lack of investment into network backbone considering the amount of money that is paid to ISP's
  6. GunsAblazin

    GunsAblazin TS Rookie Posts: 75

    Wonder if this will work on any network, or connection type (LAN, ethernet, wireless), because it might eliminate all bottlenecks altogether. How hard would it be to change the protocol though?
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,031   +2,533

    Would this be the entire UHD program list being broadcast within one fiber line?

    Does 38 hours in 1 second not equate to over 120 thousand channels + 10% for overhead?
  8. Gopal Bhat

    Gopal Bhat TS Enthusiast Posts: 80   +25

    Amazing. One day this will be the norm :p
    So that's a download speed of 1.25GB/s right?

    What storage hardware can write data that fast? We will need to work on that too :)
  9. dikbozo

    dikbozo TS Enthusiast Posts: 82

    No, 175 GBps or 175,000 MBps. The individual 200 GBps channels are more interesting to me as these would be more feasible for the current state of computer technology in terms of usable data rates (25 GBps or 25,000 MBps). Plenty of bandwidth for the reasonably foreseeable future, IMHO.
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Crazy how this will be the future. 8K generation here we come!
  11. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 455   +54

    Yeah, the future. As in not even close to now.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,031   +2,533

    Damn, I had to look at the thread title again. For a minute I thought I was in Bill Gates 2034 Prediction thread. lol
  13. "Just how fast is 1.4 Tbps, you ask? Well, in terms of streaming, one could stream 64 hours of HD Netflix, 38 hours of Netflix in 3D or 4K or 36,409 songs – all within one second. Yeah, that is pretty darn quick", what we lack here is, we still at 4K resolution tech here, it's seems we need to go more.. say, streaming 16K for example. :D

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