UK tech experts have successfully tested the world’s fastest internet connection using commercial grade fibre optic lines. The test was made by establishing a connection between the Suffolk’s internet research facility and the BT Tower in London. It showed a clock speed of 1.4 terabits per second which is fast enough to download 44 HD video contents in a just a second. With the active participation of Alcatel-Lucent, BT managed to use existing hardware facilities with the added fiber optics.
Both BT and Alcatel-Lucent are looking at the possibility of upgrading existing internet service by using this concept. If it becomes commercially available, the BT-inspired internet connectivity will certainly hit the homes in UK and will produce a disruptive shift to cable internet technology from the usual wireless broadband.
The test connection used the 410-km. of fiber optic cable between Suffolk and London and a Flexigrid protocol was adopted for the test that allowed an overlay of the transmission channels being used in just one connection creating the “Alien Super Channel”. Commercialization of the concept will probably take time but it’s good to know that fast internet connectivity is now happening and will continue to be tested in the coming months.