China has begun deploying what it described as the world’s most advanced Internet network.
The Chinese company Huawei reported that the specified network has such a speed of operation, which is enough to transmit an array of information equal to the aggregate of digital data of 150 films, in one second. The speed of operation of the advanced Internet connection technology is about 1.2 terabits (12,000 gigabits) per second.
Special attention should be paid to the fact that the specified characteristics are potentially available indicators that will not appear in the packages of relevant digital services for ordinary consumers shortly. However, this does not mean that the goal is unattainable. Over time, a new generation Internet network will become publicly available in China. It is not yet known when this will happen.
Experts note that a faster and more reliable Internet connection will have positive consequences for business. Also, in this case, there will be advantages for ensuring national security. Faster transmission of information is definitely a positive technological solution for many other spheres of activity.
At a press conference this week, Huawei and China Mobile officially launched the next-generation backbone network in partnership with Beijing Tsinghua University and Cernet, an educational and research network funded by the Asian country government. A backbone network is a network infrastructure that moves Internet traffic to different geographical areas and can support data transmission in standby mode.
The new Internet network runs over 1,800 miles of fiber optic cables between Beijing and southern China. Its testing was carried out in the summer. The launch of this Internet network took place two years earlier than experts’ forecasts.
Wu Jianping, a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, said that the system, including software and hardware, was manufactured in China.
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