Researchers at the University of Southampton in Jolly Old England have developed a new fiber optic cable which allow speeds of 10 Terabytes per second. These cables can transfer data almost at the speed of light.
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10 TB a second is about 1000 times faster that what the best fiber optic cables can muster now, which top of about 5Gb per second.
These new fiber optic cables are actually hollow and filled with air instead of the standard silica. This idea isn’t anything new, but it finally became reality when the researchers found out how to mitigate data loss when cables were bent.
While we all wish we could see these in our homes tomorrow, expect to see these high speed lines in data centres and supercomputers first, before they come into your home.