Researchers reach throughput of 44.2Tbps over standard fiber optic cables

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    About a year ago maybe a bit more I was still on 4Mbps in Australia (in the slowest 10% of non-regional homes in Western Australia). Then my suburb finally got NBN (surprise surprise we were one of the last suburbs to get it) and it was 40Mbps. 6 months ago it got bumped up to 50Mbps thank goodness.
     
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    Unfortunately Australia's current government mandated that we stay on copper connections for internet, some a hundred years old, destroying the fibre to the premises plan of the previous government................
     
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    There would be just a 'Play' button. Download would be a technology relic of the past. :p
     
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    Truly though where is the information on distance??
     
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    Research lab achieves speed at specifically designed hardware and ideal isolated invornment

    clueless PC users: Oh nice! 44.2 tbps internet is coming near me! And it's all for me! Gotta buy more RAM!

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    https://www.monash.edu/news/article...est-internet-speed-from-a-single-optical-chip

    it was quite "real world'

    "Demonstrations of this magnitude are usually confined to a laboratory. But, for this study, researchers achieved these quick speeds using existing communications infrastructure where they were able to efficiently load-test the network."
     
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    Really? Existing totally normal ISP just let them throughput 44.2 tbps without issues? It might be possible to get such numbers if they have ISP with dedicated pipeline for them.
    I doubt they actually got such numbers by accessing speedtest.net or something.

    Best case scenario they had 2 dedicated servers connected by "existing communications infrastructure" and just passed the signal through it. Yeah, that could be possible. Not possible if they had public ISP and other routers that Internet users actually using.

    To achieve 44.2 tbps for consumer. ISP will have to upgrade all their routers and related load balancing/auth infrastructure.
    Consumers obviously will need a modem, router, cables and network card that can support such speeds. The best consumers have now is 10Gbit motherboards.

    Anyway, good for them. Good for industries that can utilize it. For consumers, it means literally nothing.
     
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    did you miss the part where it was 75KM?

    the only way you'd achieve that distance is with already deployed infrastructure (backbone cabling)

    Modem, no.
    Router, Cables and Nic, yes.

    our fiber is terminated at an NTD here.

    Where this tech really matters is the connections between POI's and the traffic between countries.

    Imagine having an internet where that orbital cannon tool can't congest the connection between two countries entirely.

    Imagine not having streaming providers cut the quality of their content because we're all stuck at home during a pandemic.
     

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    Cables are cables, whether they pass ISP routers or not is a big difference. And again, if they have cherry picked private ISP that dedicated all hardware for them, that also matters for comparison.

    There no much to imagine, just useless dreaming. Internet can't even switch to IP6 for how many years now? And you mention speed that above 1tbps, that's just a joke.

    Can utilize cables, can't fix slow servers and routers.
     
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    Theres plenty of >1tbps providers, they are just out of consumer pricing.
     

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