Internet Breakthrough

Aston University researchers, in collaboration with global institutes, achieved a 4.5 million times speed boost in internet connectivity.

Data transmission reached an astounding 301,000,000 megabits per second, far surpassing average broadband speeds.

Unused wavelength bands were tapped into, akin to utilizing different colors of light in fiber optic transmission.

Prior to this breakthrough, controlling E-band channels for data transmission was deemed unattainable.

The research promises to revolutionize internet connectivity, potentially addressing slow speed frustrations.

Average broadband speeds in the UK stand at 69.4 Mbps, and in the US at 242.4 Mbps, far below the achieved speeds.

Alongside traditional C and L-bands, E-band and S-band spectral bands were employed to enhance capacity

Aston University's optical amplifier enabled data wavelengths to operate in the E-band, three times wider than conventional wavelengths.