Physically, the Internet seems intangible as it is a digital domain, but it is cables that impart life to the phenomenon. It is cables that enable thumping data transfer speed to the Internet to send signals across continents.
In a breakthrough development, researchers have attained a new speed record for data transfer over the Internet. Using the Marea undersea cable, researchers used 16QM modulation toolkit o modulate the lasers and attain a thumping data transfer speed of close to 26.2 terabits per second.
The record attained for the undersea cable called Marea runs between Virgin Beach in the U.S and Balboa Spain. The phenomenal data transfer speed attained for this cable involved the use of necessary tools to modulate lasers. It was data 20 percent more than the expected speed of the cable.
Veracity of New Speed to establish prior to commercial use
Before commercial application of the finding, the new speed attained and its underlying method will be presented at the U.S. Optical Fiber Conference and Exposition in March. To its credibility, Marea holds the record to display the highest data transfer capacity among all transatlantic cables.
Beginning operations last year, structurally, Marea comprises eight pair of optic fibers. Each fiber optic pair can transfer 20 terabytes of data per second. For a layman, the speed is equivalent to streaming 4 million HD videos at one time.
Typically, in an optical fiber data transfer framework, more data per second called fiber capacity is desirable. The ability to send signals over long distances called optical reach is desirable as well. However, if the fiber capacity limited of the cable is pushed, the reach of the cable hampers.