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The challenge of replacing the UK copper network with fibre

Copper wires have formed the backbone of the communications network since 1911, and are currently used to deliver broadband services across much of the country, to individuals, organizations, and businesses.


Record data transmission speed set by UCL researchers

A research team at University College London has set a new record for internet speed – double the data transmission speed of any system currently at use in the world. The university announced that the team, working with Xtera and KDDI Research, achieved a data transmission rate of 178TB/second: a speed at which one could… Read More


All-optical data centre within reach, claim UCL and Microsoft researchers

A new technique that synchronises computer clocks in under a billionth of a second could pave the way for “all-optical” networks, potentially leading to dramatically more efficient data centres.

All-optical networks use light photons instead of traditional electronic circuitry to transmit and route data between servers in a data centre.