Positive start to 2021 in Fibre
Wednesday February 3, 2021
The increase in consumers working from home, due to the coronavirus pandemic, means that connecting with one another online has never been so important.
Consumers and businesses alike are always looking for the best performance internet and connectivity, the optical fibre market is increasing at a faster rate than ever before. There is no sign of this trend slowing down in 2021.
The recent announcement from Prysmian makes this race for improved technology clear. A team of researchers from Prysmian Group, Nokia Bell Labs and the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology announced a world record data transmission speed of 1 Petabit per second in a single-core multi-mode optical fibre cable.
This achievement increases the previous data-rate records in fibres with standard dimensions by 5.7 times (single-mode fibre), by 2.5 times (few-mode fibre) and by 1.7 times (multi-core fibre). The total capacity of the network is 1 Petabit per second, corresponding to simultaneous 8K-TV broadcasting for 10 million people.
The success of large-capacity transmission using a single-core few-mode fibre, which has a high spatial signal density and is easy to manufacture, is expected to advance high-capacity transmission technology. This new technology could be used in telecom and data networks where density and capacity of standard single-mode technology reaches a plateau.