New Data Speed Record – 31 Terabits-per-second

Bell Labs has created a new Data speed transfer record by sending data at the speed of 31 Terabits-per-second (Tbps) along 7200km; three times faster than previous commercially-available cables. This was achieved over a span of 100km (the distance between amplifiers.) Philippe Keryer, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of Alcatel-Lucent said: “Undersea fiber-optic transmission is integral to the digital economy, delivering vast amounts of video and data between countries, regions and continents.” The test made use of Bell Labs incredible work into single-carrier data channels which can transmit at 200 Gigabit per second (Gbps).