IETF Begins Drafting Process for Faster-Than-Light Internet | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

With the advent of ultra high-definition IPTV, consumer demand for ever higher Internet bandwidth shows no signs of relieving.

 

Researchers are also finding new ways to enhance transmission speeds, with a team from University of Southampton recently approaching the speed of light and speeds of up to 73.7 terabits-per-second in hollow fiber transmission, an improvement over traditional non-hollow fibers, where light propagates 31% slower than in vacuum.

 

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Website:

www.ietf.org

 

HitachiCable Website:

http://www.hitachi-cable.com/products/optical/laser/index.html

 

More on Hollow Fiber Optic Cables:

http://www.engadget.com/2013/03/26/researchers-create-hollow-fiber-optic-cable-almost-reach-the-sp/