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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! How fast is your broadband? Mines is an average 54 megabits per second which seems to be fast enough for my liking. But what would you do with 1.4 terabits per second? That's so fast that most people won't even know how to begin to use it. It is fast enough to transfer more that 40 whole HD films in one second. NOW THAT'S CRAZY!!!

1.4tbps seems almost like an impossible speed but a test by Alcatel-Lucent and BT shows that nothing is impossible, with regards to broadband speed. The test successfully transferred data at 1.4tbps from BT's central London tower to its site in Ipswich and back, according to the BBC. The distance between the two points was 255-miles. The transfer was done by forcefully pushing more data through fibre cables. The two companies are trying to fill the demand for higher bandwidths which has been growing by a staggering 35% per year.


Even though the tests have been successful Alcatel-Lucent and BT aren't ready to put the new speeds on the market just yet. There is still a lot to do and it could be years before it is released. Chief executive of broadband analyst firm Point Topic, Oliver Johnson, says that pushing more data through fibre cables can cause many errors. "The trade-off is, the more you squeeze into a fibre line, the more potential there is for interference and for error."

I must admit that 1.4tbps is a very impressive speed and i'll be a fool not to want it. Do you know how many episodes of Game of Thrones I could download with it? All in one second, that's how many. Now if that's not performance then I don't know what is. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.