Siemens Breaks Network Speed Record

Thanks to Hurmoth for posting this in BPN.

German electronics company Siemens has set a new network speed record: 107 gigabits, 2.5 times faster than the previous record. The test was performed over a 100-mile distance using a fiber-optic cable in the United States. Such a record was broken outside the laboratory for the first time. The achievement is possible with a new technology that "bypasses overloaded or very busy network sections". This phenomenon occurs with the implementation of a new transmission and reception system that allows the processing of data without the need to split the traffic into different channels. The average consumer will not see the technology for a good few years.

News source: BetaNews

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saying there holding back the economy is a bit harsh. home broadband speeds dont reflect commercial broadband speeds.

most of my customers have fibre loops between there office and the data center where i am based. given the speeds provided by fibre, there servers might as well be in the building.

i will agree that american broadband speeds are drastically lower then other countries. but blaming it on the broadband companies is also a little incorrect. im sure Comcast would love to sell me faster connections, but the large coax in the ground in most states is limited to about 15-20mb/s. there are also many many MANY regulations and "red tape" that must be circumvented to provide newer and faster services to the public.

furthermore, there is a very large % of the American population still on dialup, let alone chomping at the bit for even faster broadband. i think you will find that us above mentioned "chompers" are in the minority.

107Gbps divide by 3Mbps means my connection is only35666 times slower than whats possible. Broadband speeds are becoming criminal in the US. This is like having a dialup all over again. Broadband companies need to open up the gates and let the bits flow, they're actually holding back the economy.

Quote - Wodin said @ #4
107Gbps divide by 3Mbps means my connection is only35666 times slower than whats possible. Broadband speeds are becoming criminal in the US. This is like having a dialup all over again. Broadband companies need to open up the gates and let the bits flow, they're actually holding back the economy.

AMEN BROTHER!

The last speed record was over a longer distance though, from Switzerland to the US, so i can't see how this can be compared... CERN Laboratories are in the middle of trying to create a high speed network connection for the new LHC they've been building, it produces so much data, they can't hold it all themselves, so it needs to be sent out all over the world as fast as they can receive it...

Interesting stuff none the less :P

First post!

First i was suprised when i saw 107 gigabits [i read it as 107 gigabytes] and I was like whoa **** thats fast!! But then i realized it said 107 gigabits, which is still quite dam fast!

The technology sounds cool though!