The World’s Fastest Network Lets You Download a Movie In .2 Milliseconds

A team from the Technical University of Denmark used a single multi-core optical fiber to transfer 43 terabits per second, making it the world’s fastest fiber network. […] It’s not clear exactly how the team pushed so much in so short a time; perhaps they used a protocol similar to Flexigrid, a way to speed up network connections over fiber developed earlier this year. Flexigrid does 1.4 terabits per second, which is extremely fast compared to what’s available commercially but the speed of a fat drunk turtle compared to the DTU team’s 43 terabit miracle, so maybe they’ve developed a completely different and even more advanced protocol. – Kate Knibbs,Gizmodo