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​Mobile industry dips its toes in 5G waters for next-gen networks

Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress show the growing momentum toward the launch of faster, more responsive mobile networks in 2020.

By March 3, 2015


Asian submarine cable system going live in 2015 as Korea's KT hooks up

The new fiber-optic cables will connect nine countries and be capable of speeds of up to 38.3 terabits per second, the Korean network says.

By September 5, 2014


Holy Holey Optochip! IBM hits a terabit of info per second

Big Blue's new prototype chip surpasses major milestone, thanks to unlikely innovation: tiny holes in a quarter-inch chip, boosting data transfer.

By March 7, 2012


IBM's Holey Optochip moves terabit of info per second (images)

Big Blue's new chip architecture is capable of transferring 500 HD movies a second, or the entire Web archive of the U.S. Library of Congress in an hour. And it can be produced today.

4 Images By March 7, 2012


BT and Alcatel supercharge broadband to 1.4Tbps on UK fibre

The two companies' trial hit speeds of 1.4 million megabits on existing cables -- 10,000 times faster than the best broadband you can buy.

By January 22, 2014


Ethernet's future: How fast is fast enough?

Your PC may not need a faster network, but overall data usage on the Web is doubling every year. The big question: Can the venerable Ethernet standard handle a terabit per second?

By August 19, 2012


Correction: Wrong Blu-ray disc copying times

This story initially misstated the 1Tbps data-transfer speed in terms of Blu-ray disc copying times.

By August 20, 2012


Seagate reaches 1Tb per square inch, hard drive to reach 60TB capacity

Seagate says that it has reached the milestone of storage density that offers 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, using Heat-Assisted Magnetic recording technology that promises a 60TB hard drive within the next decade.

By March 19, 2012


Apple goes 'new' school with iPad

The next generation of the tablet arrives, while the feds crack down on LulzSec. Also: Meet Google Play.

By March 9, 2012


Net veterans prep networks for data onslaught

Andy Bechtolsheim's Arista Networks is working on a data-routing switch that promises to help avoid networking disasters.

By November 13, 2011