I remember when everyone was excited about getting the “new” 802.11g routers for home. They were so fast! We were suppose to get 54 Mbit/s and it was still compatible with 802.11b. We were flying. Soon, (around 6 years later), we decided we needed even more speed and 802.11n showed up to satisfy our ever increasing hunger for more speed. It came with the promise of up to 300 Mbit/s. But as the old saying goes, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.”
American and Israeli researchers have claimed to have transmitted data wirelessly at a speed of 2.5 terabits per second. How fast is that? It is crazy fast. Imagine moving data from seven fully packed Blu-ray disks in one second. Like I said, it is crazy fast.
The tech behind how this is done is interesting, and you can read more about it over at the BBC. But even if you aren’t interested in the technology that makes this work you have to admit that it is simply amazing. They say that this technology will most likely start to be used within the next few years.