BT and Alcatel-Lucent have teamed together to record the UK’s fastest ever broadband speed connection in London. Speeds of 1.4 terabits per second were achieved in a 225 mile link between the BT tower in the centre of London and Ipswich. This speed is fast enough to send 44 uncompressed HD films in one second.
Neil McRae Chief Network Architect at BT said “this outstanding achievement demonstrates that BT can easily introduce new features and technologies across our core network, maximising the efficiency of our existing infrastructure.”
The test is seen as a breakthrough for internet service providers as it means a greater amount of information can be sent through existing broadband infrastructures reducing the need for costly upgrades. Even though there are faster methods to transmit this data, this is the first test to achieve such high speeds in a ‘real World’ environment.