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Nokia Achieves Internet Speed Almost 1000 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

Nokia Achieves Internet Speed Almost 1000 Times Faster Than Google Fiber

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First Posted: Sep 22, 2016 06:30 AM EDT
Internet Speed Breakthrough: Nokia Achieves Internet Speed Almost 1000 Times Faster Than Google Fiber
Nokia researchers claim to have reached supersonic internet speeds of 1 one terabit of data per second over a fiber connection.
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In a major breakthrough, Nokia researchers claim to have reached supersonic internet speeds of 1 one terabit of data per second over a fiber connection. The speed is almost 1,000 times faster than the current internet speeds offered by Google Fiber which is 1 gigabit per second. It is to be noted that Google Fiber is among one of the fastest internet service providers in the U.S.

The research team from Nokia Bell Labs, the Technical University of Munich and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs will be showing off the new jaw-dropping technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS, soon. Notably, the internet speed is fast enough for a user to download the entire Game of Thrones series in high definition in just one second time. The high-speed internet technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS, uses quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) formats to achieve higher transmission capacity over a given channel to significantly improve the spectral efficiency of optical communications, reported BGR.

Marcus Weldon, president of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia CTO said that optical networks in the future will be required to support orders of magnitude higher capacity as well as dynamically adapt to channel conditions and traffic demand. He added that PCS offers great benefits to service providers and enterprises by enabling optical networks to operate closer to the Shannon Limit to support massive datacenter interconnectivity and provide the flexibility and performance required for modern networking in the digital era.

In an interview with ZDNet, a Nokia Networks spokesperson said that the testing achieved 1 Tbps internet speed on a round trip between Stuttgart and Darmstadt in Germany and also between Stuttgart and Nuremberg. Internet speeds of 0.8 Tbps were achieved between Berlin and Stuttgart.

While, it's not clear as to when the innovative internet technology will be employed in real networks, Professor Gerhard Kramer, who's one of the project researchers, said that they have tested PCS under "real" conditions, so, it's possible that network limits would be increased to meet the growing need for higher speed internet connection over the next few years.

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