Collaboration by Tsinghua University, CERNET.com Corporation, Huawai, and China Mobile has resulted in a recent project that is fast internet connection, reported by the state news agency Xinhua. With a data transmission rate of 1.2 terabits per second, it’s been touted as the world’s most speedy.
150 films can be transmitted per second using this internet system, which is over ten times quicker than the majority of present networks worldwide. As reported by the South China Morning Post, this exceptional rapidity was unveiled at a press conference hosted by Tsinghua University in Beijing, signifying a significant advancement in internet technology.
The 3,000-kilometer next-generation internet backbone links Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and other important Chinese cities with a vast network of optical fiber cables. After being turned on in July, the optical fiber cabling underwent extensive operational testing before to its November 13 formal launch.
In contrast, the internet backbone networks of the rest of the globe normally run at 100 gigabits per second. China’s breakthrough performance is surpassed even by the United States, which just switched to the fifth generation of Internet2 at 400 gigabits per second.
The high-speed internet system is integrated into the China Education and Research Network (Cernet) and is part of China’s Future Internet Technology Infrastructure (FITI), a decade-long project. Wu Jianping, the project leader from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, expressed that the superfast line is not only a successful operation but also positions China at the forefront of advanced technology for building an even faster internet in the future.
Huawei Technologies vice-president Wang Lei emphasized the network’s capability to transfer the data equivalent of 150 high-definition films in just one second. Xu Mingwei from Tsinghua University likened the newly revealed backbone network to a superfast train track, making data transmission more efficient and cost-effective.
Notably, all software and hardware used in the system are domestically produced, showcasing China’s self-sufficiency in advancing internet technology. The FITI project leader, Wu Jianping, and his team have not only developed their own superfast router but also proposed technology to aggregate multiple optical paths, pushing the upper limits of data transmission. This groundbreaking achievement marks a significant leap for China, reducing its reliance on foreign components and solidifying its position as a global leader in internet technology.