While we enjoy the progress of LTE, China Telecom and ZTE claim achieving terabit transmission speeds
The backbone data networks carry data at dizzying rates, and as the wireless carriers compete and develop their wireless networks and switchgear, we are seeing speeds that often exceed the throughput experienced in some folks’ home-based high-speed internet.
As wireless speeds increase, so must the wireline networks that carry data from point to point. In China, ZTE, the world’s fifth largest telecom gear manufacturer and China Telecom, the world’s largest phone company and China’s third largest mobile operator, claim to have breached the terabit threshold across a 3,200 kilometer fiber line, error free for 24 hours.
That is one heck of a data connection is it not? 1 terabit per second is a 1,000,000mbps connection. Nothing we use today in our hands or on our desks would be able to handle such a connection, but the fact that we can see this activity for sustained periods of time really is a window into the future. The future is looking fast.
2. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
There are 4k vids on YouTube already.
BTW this is a very good news. While client distribution network speed is on a rise with LTE / LTE-A the backbone is going to need innovation for higher data rates. This is exactly catering the need.
Also faster backbone means cheaper net connections!
5. cezarepc (Posts: 646; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
For reals? Haven't seen a 4K vid on youtube. Nice gonna look for some.
And yeah best thing about this is cheaper connections. Imagine what the price of 3G will be like lol
6. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
That should happen. People in my country are in dire need of cheaper net...
17. fireblade (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)
check this out
8. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1749; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Seeing an UltraHD video and a 1080p video on a 5" screen wouldn't be that much of different. But it would be great for home internet with a cell base receiver. So they don't have to run a wire into your house anymore. Beside, there are so many people in China, the real speed with 1 TB pipeline would be more like 50mbps... which I'll still take that :P
10. cezarepc (Posts: 646; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
I have a Sharp Aquos 1080p 80inch TV and all the channels (including HD) looks kinda pixelated when you're within a 1-1.5meter range. I find it more enjoyable watching videos on my 14" laptop - 1080p looks creamy on smaller screens.
But I want it creamy on an 80inch TV so might sell this off for a 4K TV lol greedy.
Anyway, having a 4K tv and accesible 4K content would make your living room a multimedia wonder.
12. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1749; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I really don't think TV is ever meant to be that big haha. When you stretch out 1080p video pass a certain point, it's going to look a bit pixelated. But I'm jealous of your big TV :P
13. cezarepc (Posts: 646; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Just a gift from the company lol
I would never buy a such a thing if it came from my own pocket! But you know it kinda spoils you when you have it. Can you imagine looking at 40+ inchers and you feel they're kinda small lol
Btwm you won't notice pixels when you're more than 1.5m from the TV man. So having 4k resolution on 80inch would let me sit closer to the TV lol bye good eye sight
14. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1749; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
That's a great gift for sure :D yeah... I usually site about 3 m away from my tiny 40 inch tv. haha so everything looks nice still :P Why would you sit so close with a 80 in tv XD
15. cezarepc (Posts: 646; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Just personal preference man. I like watching movies with the screen occupying my entire field of vision. I find it immersive. Curved screen would make that oh so dreamy.
16. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1749; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Ahh, Can't argue with you there. Next time I'll try to sit close to my tiny TV when I watch a movie haha
4. Reality_Check (Posts: 277; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
Thanks for making us feel self-pity -_-
7. SAYED-EJAZ (Posts: 225; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)
Yup we need this speed..future is 8K , japan is already teating with it ..!
Mhaan 8K means 33-MegaPixel ufff !!
9. datsyuk (Posts: 177; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)
No one will even stream much of 1080p or use these quick speeds if it came to the US with these "2gb plans". Unreal. Amazing speeds and can't even use them.
11. downphoenix (Posts: 2627; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
it'd be like having a ferrari with 1 gallon gas tank.