China Launches The World’s Fastest Internet With 1.2tbps Link
China has proven to be ahead by launching the world’s first next-generation Internet service, which is said to be more than 10 times faster than existing major routes – two years ahead of industry predictions.
Mainwhile, the Nigeria’s Internet speed still wobbles and brings some form of unhappiness to larger part of the over 150 million users in the country,
China further disclosed that the backbone network forms a principal data route between cities and can transmit data at 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabits) per second between Beijing in the north, central China’s Wuhan and Guangzhou in the southern province of Guangdong.
As of the third quarter, according to a report by Cable.co.uk, the Nigeria and other African countries still have sluggish Internet speeds despite the introduction of Starlink, 5G infrastructure, and other efforts to increase and deepen coverage.
According to Cable, the data disclosed that the average download speed for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is 12.11 Mbps. More than 30 million speed tests were performed, with three million distinct IP addresses tested. A 5-GB movie would take an average of one hour and 29 minutes to download.
China further noted that the line, which spans more than 3,000km (1,860 miles) of optical fibre cabling, was activated in July and officially launched on Monday, after performing reliably and passing all operational tests.
In scmp.com, it was noted that the achievement, a collaboration between Tsinghua University, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, and Cernet Corporation – smashes expert forecasts that one terabit per second ultra-high-speed networks would not emerge until around 2025.
The Beijing-Wuhan-Guangzhou connection is significant part of China’s Future Internet Technology Infrastructure (FITI), a project worth 10 years in the making and the latest version of the national China Education and Research Network (Cernet).
FITI Project Leader, Wu Jianping from the Chinese Academy of Engineering explained that the superfast line was “not only a successful operation”, but also gives China the “advanced technology to build an even faster Internet”.
Huawei Technologies Vice-President, Wang Lei at Tsinghua University on Monday, also stressed that the network was “capable of transferring the data equivalent of 150 high-definition films in just one second”.
China further noted that the backbone networks are pivotal to national education and research, as well as the rapidly growing need for data transfer from applications such as connected electric vehicles and mines that use industrial 5G technology.