FIBER OPTICS CAPABLE OF 1.7TPS
OVER A SINGLE CABLE
A chinese telecommunications provider ZTE showed off a new fiber optic network capable of 1.7 Tbps over a single fiber cable. Computer World reports that the ZTE network trial utilizes Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology to pack more information through a single cable by employing multiple wavelengths that comprise different channels.
The ZTE fiber network runs just over 1,087 miles and uses eight channels- each capable of 216.4 Gbps- to send data at speeds up to 1.7312 Tbps. The company has no official plans to enact a network like this to consumers but wanted to prove that an upgrade to 200 Gbps per channel speeds is possible. Other