ZTE Breaks Fiber-Optic Speed Record: 10Tbps Over 640km

ZTE’s research into long-distance high-speed data transmission has resulted in a new record: their system maintained a transfer speed of over 10Tbps over 640km single-mode fiber optic cable — for a sense of scale, your home broadband might be around 10Mbps, or about a millionth of this rate (though the technologies aren’t really comparable). The tech was presented at a Los Angeles fiber optics conference and will probably carry quite a few of your bits some day in the future. Science!