Siemens Cranks Up The Speed On The Internet Autobahn

Siemens AG has more than doubled the speed at which information can be sent over fiber-optic cable. And they did it in the real world; so it actually might translate into something useful almost right away for us poor, content hungry internauts.

Siemens said in a statement it had processed data using exclusively electrical means at 107 gigabits per second -- roughly two full DVDs per second -- and sent it over a single optical fiber channel in a 100 mile-long (161-kilometre) U.S. network, the first time outside of a laboratory.

I've seen what they watch for entertainment in Europe, and I shudder to think which two DVDs a German would choose to send to test it.

Read it all here.

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