Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have transferred data down an optical fibre at 43Tbits/sec.
Transferring 1GByte in 200 micro-seconds is done using an NTT-developed fibre which is the same diameter as conventional fibre but uses seven threads.
The researchers used a single laser with a seven-way splitter.
The previous record download speed – 32Tbits/sec – record was held by Germany’s Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie.