Tuesday, May 24, 2011

26 terabits per second? Now, that's broadband!

German engineers, using a single laser beam and orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), hit a data rate of 26 terabits per second over a distance of 50 km.  One source commented that that's 700 DVDs per second.  I haven't done the math, but regardless, that's fast.  (Hmmm, let me go check my Comcast upload speed.  I wonder how close it is.)  Here's the article.

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