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Old 02-28-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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http://gizmodo.com/361763/researcher...ver-1500-miles

FiOS, you ain't got nothing on this: Alcatel-Lucent researchers in France have successfully transmitted optical data at an absolutely blazing speed of 16.4 Tbps over a distance of over 1,500 miles.

The transmission was done with the goal of achieving a 100 Gbps Ethernet connection, which, as I'm sure you'd agree, is a goal we can all get behind. All sorts of fancy, confusing-sounding technologies were used to get the blazing optical transmission, including "a highly linear, balanced optoelectronic photoreceiver and an ultra-compact, temperature-insensitive coherent mixer." I kept telling them that they just needed a more balanced optoelectronic photoreceiver! I'm glad they finally listened.

We're still pretty far from seeing speeds anywhere near this in consumer connections, as the technology being worked on here will go towards the internet's backbone rather than in a line to your house. But I mean, honestly, at what point is bandwidth so fast that it doesn't matter if it gets any faster? When we're talking about speeds that'll allow you to download a full HD movie in 15 seconds versus 3 seconds, you really start to lose the right to complain about it. Those 50 Mbps connections we'll start seeing offered to consumers in the next few years should be just plenty for the time being, no? [IT News Australia via Slashdot]



holy crap!!!
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: if you think japans 1.2 gb/s was fast think again

WHOA!!! I complain about my connection, but only because of the ping, but the speeds arent that bad to me.
That is just crazy fast. As files get bigger, we will need faster internet, but as of now, a 10mbs connection is great I think. Even 5 is really good. So that 1.2gbs Japan is getting soon will just be crazy fast!
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:24 PM   #3
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jjjjjjjjjjjeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssss sssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuzzzzzzzzzzzzzi dont even think my hard drive could cope with those speeds
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Wow, thats unbelievable fast!
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Woah... Holy crap... Did I see that right? 16.4 Terrabytes?

JESUS!!

Thats like... 10000 movie downloads... Instantly... HOLY JESUS!!!
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can i has fast interweb plz?


i could have some fun in limewire

what would that do for gaming? No Lag At All?
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haha ya its fast

just tryin to give u guys the latest and greatest news!
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If it was satellite it would have lag, but it looks like it's not.

That would suck if you had a 16tb/s connection, but had such bad lag, you couldnt play online, lol. Someone with dial-up making fun of your lag...
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:53 PM   #9
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16.4 Terabits per second! Can I have that ISP??
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Lol the research was not done for end user-results. Although that would be nice. It was done for major backbone structures. Such as trans-national and trans-oceanic cables. Although that would up our end user speeds in the end if something like this ever found its way to the market.
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