Developing new technology to alleviate the coming bandwidth bottleneck

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June 27th, 2013

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Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

It’s only a matter of time before the data pipes that connect us to our social networks, work e-mail, and the Internet’s vast repository of useful and useless information fill up…

Expert quote:

“Each of these ‘colors’ tends to put out five to 10 terabits per second of information. That’s about eight Blu-ray DVD’s every second. The road map, when we look at all the demand for bandwidth, essentially says at some point we have to get to 1 million terabits per second—in the next 10 to 20 years.”

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