That bank-breaking 150/35Mbps FiOS connection you’re so proud to call your own? Yeah, it looks like dial-up next to the searing terabit speeds recently achieved by ZTE’s optical network. The Chinese telco, mostly known stateside for its mobile handsets, has successfully completed an experiment designed to highlight the possibility of migrating “from a 100G transmission system to a 200G system.” In layman’s terms, that’s a data punch of 200Gbps-plus sent over eight channels, which in this case, totals about 1.7Tbps. Impressed? You should be, but don’t cast your home connection the side-eye just yet. Like Deutsche Telekom’s comparatively lesser feat, you’ll likely amass a few wrinkles and lbs before this tech becomes consumer-ready. Check out the official PR after the break.
ZTE blasts past the speed barrier with field test of 1.7Tbps data transmission
Posted by Gsurface on March 16, 2012