Nokia Siemens Networks & partners set data rate record for optical fiber

October 19, 2012Leave a reply

Espoo, Finland – October 17, 2012

Capacity double that required for world’s population to be on simultaneous phone calls

Nokia Siemens Networks, and a consortium of R&D partners, have successfully demonstrated a capacity record using light to transmit information down commercially deployed multi-mode optical fiber. The demonstration* achieved a 6-fold increase in optical data speed to 57.6 terabit per second (Tbps), compared to 9.6 Tbps speed available with today’s commercial systems. The technique employed spatial multiplexing over solid-core multi-mode fiber. This capacity breakthrough has been recognized at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC).

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