If you needed any indication that fibre is a broadband infrastructure for the future, look no further than this morning’s story that German researchers managed to transfer data at 26 terabits per second over a single fibre cable. NBN Co certainly feel vindicated in their choice of a fibre network.
According to a statement from NBN Co’s Chief Technology Officer, Gary McLaren:
“Tests such as this just go to show just why a fibre-enabled National Broadband Network is the best infrastructure for Australia’s future. The amount of data people are transferring across communications networks, especially video transmissions, is increasing all the time. As fibre optic technology improves, so too will speeds and the amount of data that can be carried over the network we are building today. This gives us confidence that we’re delivering the right communications infrastructure to sustain our nation for decades to come.”
With the potential for speeds to get faster as technology improves, it’s a wonder that anyone can argue that fibre isn’t the best possible solution for a national broadband network.