Internet’s core getting bigger and faster to meet global bandwidth demand

The growing popularity of video streaming and the emergence of more and more connected devices means that our need for bandwidth is going to grow.

Thanks to a slew of new technologies, optical networks are getting bigger, beefier and faster. It has now become commonplace to hear about optical networks, mostly in the Internet’s backbone, supporting speeds of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). And to add some context, in 1990 the state of the art was 2.5 Gbps.

 

 

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