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The latest record broken over file transfer over a single fiber line; cloud hosted file transferring will get a lot faster in the near future.

While cloud computing and their countless number of services, which include cloud hosted PBX systems and VoIP phones have come a long way for providing businesses the means to store copious number of files on offsite servers, one of the greatest limitations that cloud computing has faced so far is the transfer rate at which data can be stored. Though large capacity hard drives that carry a very friendly price tag are able to mitigate the storage gap created for lots of companies, lack of bandwidth is still a problem for several companies that have adopted IP phone systems.

While IP phone systems are able to deliver superior call quality; insufficient amounts of bandwidth will always cause havoc for voice and video calls. Switching to a connection that delivers a higher bandwidth might be the only resourceful option available, but a higher bandwidth will always require a larger price tag to run. However, all that might finally be put behind us because the Technical University of Denmark was able to collect a new record for transmitting data over a single fiber line; 43 terabits per second.

The High Speed Optical Communications group at the university’s photonics engineering department was able to make the transmission. The 43 terabits per second was able to dethrone the previous old record, which was achieved by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, by a meager value of 11 Tbps, according to the university.

Today, most core networks utilize the use of a technology called DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing). DWDM is able to boost capacity by sending multiple channels of data at the same time, and each channel is being transmitted by a different laser. However, the university wanted to display the huge amounts of data can be transferred over a single fiber line using just one channel. Since other factors had to be considered when breaking the record, such as electricity consumption, the students used only a single fiber line.

Such factors had to be considered as these speeds could very well have to be commercialized and distributed to companies that require the use of large amount of bandwidth, particularly those who are committed to the business communication side of things. Procuring equipment may help to improve overall communication but if the original bandwidth value is insufficient, then call and video traffic will be choppy at best, creating a detrimental experience.

Japanese operator NTT was able to provide the optic fiber that was able to. It is made up of seven glass threads or cores instead of the single one used in standard fibers. This allows operators to move more data without increasing the size of the fiber.

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