Using a new protocol named Flexigrid the researchers were able to overlay several transmission channels over the same connection.
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Scientists in the UK have created the fastest ever real-world internet connection, using commercial-grade fibre optic lines to clock up speeds of 1.4 terabits per second.
It’s believed to be the fastest speed test of its kind, and would allow users to hypothetically download 44 high-definition films in a single second.
Downloading the entire English version of Wikipedia would take just 0.006s.
A joint research team from French telecoms company Alcatel-Lucent and BT created the connection using an existing 410km-stretch of fibre optic cable between BT Tower in London and a BT research campus in Suffolk.
Citizen science (CS) (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists.
Citizen science is sometimes described as "public participation in scientific research", participatory monitoring and participatory action research.Citizen Science is defined as: "scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions".In Seoul this week mobile operator SK Telecom Co announced plans to roll-out a new 300Mbps by the end of 2014.In comparison, UK operator EE currently offers speeds of “up to 60mbps” through their fastest 4G service Although SK Telecom Co’s new network is slow compared to BT’s ‘Alien Super Channel’ (it would take a whole 22 seconds to download a single HD movie) the announcement is impressive for a commercial subscription.The South Korean goverment also announced a new initiative to introduce a next-generation 5G wireless connection within six years.The new mobile standard would offer connections around 1,000 times faster than current 4G services, and the government is investing 1.6 trillion won (.5 billion) in the plan."We helped fuel national growth with 2G services in the 1990s, 3G in the 2000s and 4G around 2010.