At the Optical Fiber Communications Conference in Los Angeles last month, two separate research groups have set a world record by sending information at rate of more than 100 terabits of per second (Tbps) through a single optical fiber.
NEC Laboratories America reached 101.7 Tbps over standard single-mode fiber using pilot-based phase noise mitigation. The team sent 370 wavelengths each with data rates of 294 Gbps over 165km of standard single-mode fiber, and claimed it achieved spectral efficiency of 11 bits/s/Hz, the highest reported to date for wavelength-division multiplexing transmission. A separate team from Sumitomo Electric Industries in Japan, demonstrated 109Tbps using spatial division multiplexed signals over a seven-core fiber. The Sumitomo group sent 97 colors through each of the cores at data rates of 172Gbps (two 86Gbps QPSK signals) over 16.8 km of fiber.
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Now that the research is done implement it on my home network for a far price.
Because I'm certain that above all other things, you have the IO capacity to actually handle 100Tbps to your curb.
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To me the NEC one is MUCH more impressive. Longer distance and over a single fiber, not using 7 cores.
And considering 100 GigE cards + optics are still ~$200k a port, at least last I checked, these won't be cheap either. That isn't even looking at regens/amps for longer distance DWDM applications/long haul, etc. I find it interesting how people don't seem to understand the massive cap-ex cost in running these networks...