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China launches the fastest ever Internet:- A remarkable advancement has been made by Chinese businesses with the introduction of the 'globe's fastest internet' network, claiming that it has the capacity to transfer information at 1.2 terabits per second. According to the South China Morning Post, this rate has been reported to be over ten times faster than most existing main internet paths. Notably, the project was a partnership between Tsinghua University, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, and Cernet Corporation.
Covering an impressive 3,000 kilometers, the optical fiber cabling system has been designed to connect Beijing, Wuhan, and Guangzhou, and has the capability to transfer data at an incredible rate of 1.2 terabits (1,200 gigabits) per second. Most of the world's Internet backbone networks run at only 100 gigabits per second, while The United States recently finished transitioning to its fifth-generation Internet 2 at 400 gigabits per second.
The Beijing-Wuhan-Guangzhou connection is a significant part of China's Future Internet Technology Infrastructure, which is a 10-year scheme and the latest version of the China Education and Research Network (Cernet). This network was initiated in July and officially started on Monday, surpassing all operational tests and working dependably. In order to get an idea of the speed of the network, Wang Lei, vice-president of Huawei Technologies, pointed out that it can move the amount of data which would correspond to 150 high-definition films in one second.
Xu Mingwei of Tsinghua University likened the new internet backbone to a super fast train track, noting that it eliminates the need for 10 conventional tracks to transmit the same amount of data, creating a more viable and controllable system. All the components of the system, both hardware and software, were manufactured domestically.