44Tbps is officially the world’s fastest internet speed


Researchers from three universities in Australia have successfully recorded the fastest internet speed of 44.2 Terabits per second – speeds capable of downloading 1000 HD movies in a split second.

In the context of the sudden vital importance of internet technologies for remote working, this development has enormous potential.

The research used a new device called a micro-comb, which replaces 80 lasers and is smaller and lighter than existing telecom hardware. The device was planted into and load-tested using existing infrastructure. This is the first time a micro-comb has been used in a field-trial.

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While demonstrations of this level are usually carried out in labs, the team used the existing communications infrastructure, allowing them to efficiently load-test the network. This will fast-track the process of making this technology available around the world.

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