fiber-optic connectionsScientists from University of Southampton have developed the technology, allowing to achieve the record speed of data transmission through fiber-optical connections.

In existing solutions, the researchers said, the data rate has reached 31% of the speed of light in vacuum, in the development of the research team, the figure is about 99.7%.

The idea is not new, but the technologies do not allow enough to deal effectively with signal attenuation. A team of researchers, led by Francesco Poletti, was able to reach a speed of 73.7 Tbit / s, which is about 10 TB / s. True, the technical characteristics of these lines until you can use them on long distances, but they can be used in data centers and powerful computing systems.

In addition, it is too early to talk about the beginning of the commercial use of technology.