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Cisco, Telia test 120Gbps connection in Sweden

Written by James Delahunty @ 28 Nov 2011 5:48 User comments (3)

Cisco, Telia test 120Gbps connection in Sweden

High-speed connection tests at DreamHack LAN event in Sweden.
Attendees of the event, estimated at 20,000 in total, were invited to test the world record-setting 120Gbps connection, which ran 186 miles between Stockholm and Jönköping. A previous record speed of 20Gbps had been set at the DreamHack Lan event too.

The test used Cisco hardware along with Telia's fiber network in the country. The project has been in the works since last summer, building a network that can connect up to 750,000 people and allow them all to stream multimedia at the same time and experience no ill effects to their Internet connection as a result.

The firms claimed that users would be able to download an entire movie in 47 thousandths of a second, putting aside the obvious problems of writing the data to a storage device, for example.

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3 user comments

129.11.2011 03:51

"The firms claimed that users would be able to download an entire movie in 47 thousandths of a second, putting aside the obvious problems of writing the data to a storage device, for example."

Cisco sure loves piracy!

229.11.2011 10:52

Amazing! Now pirates may have faster downloads to their torrents... Well. Good luck to that rich pirate...

But still, amazing. You could upload and download anything in just a second! Hope this reaches worldwide soon. I hope.

35.3.2012 01:21

Only one word comes to mind when I think of having this high speed connection to my house: Sshhhaaawiiing!

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