China’s Internet Breakthrough

China’s Internet Breakthrough: Surpassing US Speeds Threefold

In a groundbreaking leap, China has introduced the world’s fastest internet service, boasting an unparalleled connection speed of 1.2 terabits per second, surpassing US speeds by three times. This achievement comes two years ahead of initial predictions, marking a significant milestone in the realm of internet technology.

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This cutting-edge technology represents the world’s first next-generation internet service, showcasing speeds that are ten times faster than current network systems. The backbone network, operational between Beijing, Wuhan City in Central China’s Hubei Province, and Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, can transmit data at an astonishing rate of 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabits) per second.

Most internet backbones worldwide currently operate at 100 gigabits per second. The United States has recently transitioned to the fifth generation Internet2, boasting speeds of 400 gigabits per second. Even South Korea, a technological powerhouse, has launched a 5G wired network with speeds comparable to the US, according to The Korea Economic Daily.

Activated in July and officially launched on November 13 after rigorous operational tests, China’s fiber optic cable line spans over 3,000 kilometers. This monumental achievement is the result of a collaborative effort between Tsinghua University and corporate giants China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, and Cernet Corporation.

The research team behind this innovation emphasized that all software and hardware components are domestically produced, showcasing China’s commitment to self-reliance in the internet technology sector. The engineering team has meticulously enhanced everything from routers and switches to fiber optic connections.

The Beijing-Wuhan-Guangzhou Connector is part of China’s ambitious Future Internet Technology Infrastructure (FITI) project, a decade-long initiative representing the latest evolution of the China Research and Development Network, operated by China National Education (Cernet).

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This groundbreaking backbone network signifies another stride forward for China as it endeavors to diminish its reliance on foreign nations for crucial components in internet technology, solidifying its position as a global leader in the ever-evolving landscape of digital connectivity.


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