Chinese companies have unveiled the “world’s fastest internet” network that can transmit data at 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabits) per second, reported the South China Morning Post. Most of the world’s Internet backbone networks operate at just 100 gigabits per second.
The United States’ fifth-generation Internet2 network launched recently provides internet speed of 400 gigabits per second.
This never-before-fast internet network in China is a collaboration between Tsinghua University, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, and Cernet Corporation.
To understand how fast the network really is, Huawei Technologies vice-president Wang Lei said that it is ”capable of transferring 150 high-definition films in just one second”.
This fastest internet network operates through an extensive optical fiber cabling system spanning over 3,000 kilometers linking Beijing, Wuhan, and Guangzhou.