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Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'
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PostPosted: Sat 23 May 2020, 14:09    Post subject:  Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'  

Stumbled across this today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52769796

It could revolutionise life as we know it.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 May 2020, 16:13    Post subject:  

It won't make any difference to me. I don't do anything that requires more than a few MB/s. I'd rather the price was lowered instead of upping the speed.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 May 2020, 18:02    Post subject:  

I agree with Flash; a connection that fast wouldn't be any use to me. I only need one fast enough to be able to watch a tennis match, for example, in real time.
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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 00:14    Post subject:  

100Mbs service for around $50 US.

I do not think I have enough money, to pay for this services speed. Shocked Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 04:49    Post subject:  

The speed mentioned in the article is not intended for the final hop to the home.
Neither is that sort of speed/bandwidth needed at home.
Think of it as an enormous boost to the global internet infrastructure which is currently
struggling to meet the demand on bandwidth. It will solve that issue u‌sing existing
fibre connections and less hardware. Moving vast quantities of data quickly between data centres
in different cities and between continents will become trivial.

There should however be a trickle down effect as the bandwidth then available should
facilitate the provision of FTTP probably with a gigabit home fibre broadband connection becoming ubiquitous.
Hopefully that should become available at a reasonable cost as the number of global subscribers
continues to increase.

It now looks as though this could happen in just a few years. In the longer term the new global bandwidth
will be eaten up so another solution will have to be found.
As wireless continues to improve it may be that it will be used for the final connection to the home.
Possibly during our lifetimes we will come to take for granted a gigabit home connection in the same way
that we now take for granted a wall power outlet.

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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 08:03    Post subject:  

Of course Aussies invented wifi.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_O%27Sullivan_(engineer

For myself I just use an Aldi Superpack tethering it.
Got a bit tired of waiting for the NBN.

Used it for nearly 9 months so far.
With my wife's phone and mine plus the rollover it works out.
Sometimes I'd like a bit more bandwidth for Netflix or Youtube
but generally it works.

https://www.aldimobile.com.au/plans/1-year-super-pack/

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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 11:03    Post subject: Re: Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'  

ETP wrote:
Stumbled across this today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52769796

It could revolutionise life as we know it.


Notice that the transfer of data went down many fibers. This means that the fibers were not carrying more data faster but rather that they found a way to combine fibers to make a greater total. This is good science but not really useful directly today. It could matter to super-computing or things like the LHC before it goes to any normal internet thing.

There is also talk that the newest Over The Air TV broadcast method for the US will allow internet via the VHF band. There is an effort to outlaw "community WiFi" in small towns etc. The ISPs are free effectively block services by opposing startups. These things are more likely to matter in the US's internet.
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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 19:30    Post subject:  

Darn! And I just bought a new calendar and note sheets for my Filofax! Confused
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PostPosted: Sun 24 May 2020, 21:40    Post subject:  

Hey, nothing wrong with Filofax; I still use mine too Smile Pen and paper are still the best for some purposes.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2020, 03:09    Post subject: Re: Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'  

Moose On The Loose wrote:
ETP wrote:
Stumbled across this today:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52769796

It could revolutionise life as we know it.


Notice that the transfer of data went down many fibers. This means that the fibers were not carrying more data faster but rather that they found a way to combine fibers to make a greater total. This is good science but not really useful directly today. It could matter to super-computing or things like the LHC before it goes to any normal internet thing.

There is also talk that the newest Over The Air TV broadcast method for the US will allow internet via the VHF band. There is an effort to outlaw "community WiFi" in small towns etc. The ISPs are free effectively block services by opposing startups. These things are more likely to matter in the US's internet.

@Moose On The Loose,

Multiple fibres were not used. This was achieved over pre-existing standard single-mode fibre with a loop-back
arrangement to connect the two Melbourne labs directly via the resulting dark fibre connection so that a real world field trial over a total length of 76.6km of could be tested.

Here is a link to the full scientific paper describing the methodology:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16265-x

It is a lengthy read but worth the effort.

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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2020, 04:21    Post subject:  

Amazing & right under my nose (well the 5 million of us in Melbourne Oz). Most of the article went over my head & I didn't even need a tinfoil hat.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 May 2020, 11:22    Post subject: Re: Australia 'records fastest internet speed ever'  

ETP wrote:


Multiple fibres were not used. This was achieved over pre-existing standard single-mode fibre with a loop-back


I stand corrected. The "news" report on it gave the wrong impression.

This same sort of device has also been used to demonstrate a "Phase Lock Loop" using light. They were able to tune a Laser to an extremely exact frequency. Controlling what happens with light and messing with the spin of electrons seems to be where the boundary is being pushed forward today.
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