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Nokia Achieves Internet Speeds 1000x Faster Than Google Fiber

Posted September 21, 2016 8:01 AM by Bayes

Google Fiber has connection speeds of 1 GB/s. That's about 100x faster than most people's cable modem connection. Naturally Google Fiber is the preferred option where available, but is not available in many places .

What's amazing is that as fast as Google Fiber's connection speed is, it's 1000 times smaller than what Nokia just achieved with some technological innovations. Here is an article talking about Nokia's 1 TB/s achievement:


A Faster Internet: Terabit Networking Was Just Successfully Tested

Fiber Optic Technology

Fiber optic technology, since it was first introduced, has been synonymous to faster internet connections. The technology, which uses optical fiber instead of copper wires, has proven itself more efficient and effective, particularly for long-distance and high-volume applications.

Unfortunately, despite years of research and advancement in the field, creating the infrastructure to make this technology more accessible still proved to be difficult given the complexity and cost of the fiber optic system. So while the possibility of terabit speed fiber optic technology is just around the corner, the reality of it being rolled out for commercial use is a little more difficult.

Perhaps the newest tests from Nokia Bell Labs, Deustche Telekom T-Labs, and Technical University of Munich will mark new possibilities of bringing this exciting upgrade into widespread use.

Probabilistic Constellation Shaping

In a field trial conducted by the organizations, results show that they have successfully achieved 1Tbps data speed. This had previously been achieved in lab conditions but now the testing simulated real network conditions and traffic levels. In a press release, Nokia discussed their use of Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS) as the key factor in the test’s success. Basically, PCS is a new modulation technique which works by having the system choose networking constellation points with lower amplitudes. This makes it less prone to interruption and noise, versus the traditional method (which uses all points), thus allowing transmission rates to be tailored specifically for the transmission channel.

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09/21/2016 9:57 AM

So what do I actually need a 1 Tbps internet connection for?

Right now I have a 10 - 15 Mbps connection and I can't come close to even using all that up by myself.

Even when pirating movies in multi gig 1080i downloads. Streaming rate is still 5 - 10 times faster than live watching rate.

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09/21/2016 4:05 PM

It sounds like you need to have about 100 employees all surfing the net working furiously at the same time.

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09/27/2016 3:09 PM

Did somebody say "Company-wide World of Warcraft Guild, all on at once?"

Or, for the more realistic and more cynical; bigger WoW 'Gold Farm' sweatshops.

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09/22/2016 7:36 AM

I agree I don't need anything like that now the way I use my computer. Maybe there are businesses that could benefit from this now. I'm sure people said the same things when intel was creating faster chips or whoever was creating larger hard drives. I think the software we have is limited by the available bandwidth. Create more bandwidth and the software can become more sophisticated.

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09/22/2016 11:14 AM

I see it being like when they made the 10x jump in processor capabilities. We saw great improvements in performance for a short time then software bloated by a factor of 12 to make it all useless and worse.

Back then if you needed one program it and what related to making it work were the only things running on the system.

Now we have every program in the system running in the background even when not needed for anything right from start up. Go in and kick it something out and something else just pops in to take up its processor and memory bandwidth.

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09/22/2016 2:11 PM

lol, true.

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09/21/2016 9:33 PM

Nokia phone design origins cartoon.

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Nokia company origin

They're clean but poke fun at Finland's primary personality traits.

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