China launches world's fastest Internet

11:46 - 15.11.2023


November 15, Fineko/abc.az. China is ahead of global deadlines by launching the world's first next-generation Internet service – more than 10-fold faster than existing main routes and two years ahead of industry forecasts.

ABC.AZ reports that this is the result of cooperation between Tsinghua University, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies and Cernet Corporation – refutes experts' forecasts that ultra-high-speed networks with speed of 1 terabit per second will hardly appear until 2025.

The backbone network can transmit data at rate of 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabits) per second between Beijing in the north, Wuhan in central China and Guangzhou in southern Guangdong Province.

The line, covering more than 3,000 km of fiber optic cables, was activated in July and officially launched on Monday after passing all operational tests.

FITI project manager Wu Jianping from the Chinese Academy of Engineering said the superfast line was "not only a successful operation", but also provided China with "advanced technology to create an even faster Internet".

Huawei Technologies vice president Wang Lei said at the same press conference at Tsinghua University on Monday that the network is "capable of transmitting data equivalent to 150 high-definition movies in just one second".

Xu Mingwei from Tsinghua University compared the new Internet backbone to superfast railway tracks, which replaced 10 conventional tracks that used to transmit the same amount of data. He added that it has significantly reduced the cost and made management easier.

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