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COMPUTER users frustrated by slow internet connections could soon be surfing the web 100 times faster, all thanks to new Australian technology.
University of Sydney scientists say they have developed a new technology that could speed up the internet - and not cost users an extra cent.
Described as "a small scratch on a piece of glass'', the university's photonic integrated circuit boosts the performance of traditional optic fibres, Professor Ben Eggleton said.
"This circuit uses the 'scratch' as a guide or a switching a path for information - kind of like when trains are switched from one track to another - except this switch takes one picosecond to change tracks,'' Prof Eggleton said of the technology developed over the past four years.
"This means that in one second the switch is turning on and off about one million times.''
Originally posted by d11_m_na_c05
reply to post by mrmonsoon
Ok so there claiming 400Gbps? Since 40Gbps is already possible. They dont clarify if there talking about 100x residential speed. commercial speed. Backbone speed. ect.
We have already sent information at the speed of light+ over fiber. Will this then be over 100x the speed of light+ ?
I think this article is crap . They could have had someone that has a clue what there talking about that could offer an explanation not a claim . But that's media for ya.
Originally posted by Ferengi
Of course this is big in Australia. Australia has limited bandwidth usage.
If you go over you pay more. Ridiculous!