According to the assertion Australian scientists, Australia has been able to achieve the world’s highest broadband speed, which enables downloading 1000 high definition movies in a single second.
The interuniversity team of RMIT, Monash and Swinburne witnessed a wild speed of 44.2 terabytes/ second.
According to Akamai, a content delivery provider the highest average broadband speed recorded before this is 11 megabytes/ second and this assertion is a sheer contrast to it
To elaborate on the scale of the increase, a terabyte contains one million megabytes, thus this discovery makes leads to an increase of four million times in broadband speed.
The co-author of these findings, Dr. Bill Corcoran said that an up-gradation of existing infrastructure will be required to enable an application of the discovery and provide it to the users.
Corcoran further said that the team is currently looking onto the implications over future years.
The need for this was felt due to a huge dependency of people on the internet for streaming, socializing, and working.
According to Corcoran, there is a need to elevate the capacity of internet connections also
A new light and a smaller device are known as the micro-comb. Only one micro-comb can replace 80 lasers.
Current infrastructure has been loading tested mirroring the same used by the national broadband network of Australia.
The research also highlighted the largest volume of data produced by a single chip.
This technology can fulfill the need of 1.8 million houses in Australia and Melbourne along with millions around the globe when required.
Instead of the creation of a new network, the technology can be implemented on an existing framework. Corcoran further added that it is a development to be fit for any future needs, not only for Netflix but for several other purposes
It can help to facilitate future transport such as self-driving cars and other industries like e-commerce, medicine, finance, and education. It will also enable connecting families who are geographically dispersed.
48 miles of ‘dark’ optical fibers have been installed between Clayton Campus of Monash University’s and Melbourne Campus of RMIT to assess the success of micro combs. Researchers have placed micro-combs in fibers which have been provided by Swinburne University
The micro-comb is a rainbow-like structure consisting of numerous high-quality lasers of infrared. Every single laser can serve as an independent communication channel.
According to Arnan Mitchell such a high speed of internet has proven the potential of the current network infrastructure of Australia.
The ultimate plan is to elevate the current transmitters to a processing speed of terabytes as compared to the existing speed of gigabytes. This upgradation does not need a change is the size and weight of existing transmitters. Mitchell commented that it is also aimed to create photonic chips that are integrated and could help in achieving this at a minute cost.
This work of bringing broadband down to one optical fiber deserves a world record recognition according to Prof. Davis Moss of Swinburne University. He further added that such a capacity of a single chip is remarkable. Microcombs are going to be the key to transforming the world to this pace of the internet and fulfilling the global demand for bandwidth.
The facts and figures of the result can be found in the journal published by the name of Nature Communications.