A team of developers from Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology and Panasonic has developed a terahertz transmitter that can send digital data at more than 100 gigabits per second over one channel.
In 2016, the team used quadrature amplitude modulation to improve speed in the 300GHz range. This year's advance features an increased per-channel data rate six times higher than before. In other words, DVD content could transfer in fractions of a second, researchers said.
"Fiber optics realized ultrahigh-speed wired links and wireless links have been left far behind," said Professor Minoru Fujishima of the Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter at Hiroshima University in a statement.
Terahertz wireless could deliver light-speed minimum-latency links that support fiber-optic data rates, he added.
This afternoon, researchers from the trio will present their findings at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2017, in San Francisco.
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
As the pool of savvy, fiber-rich operators across the US rural and regional landscape wanes, the financial community will grow even more interested in acquiring or investing in them, a CoBank report says.
It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.