New Optical Fibre will turbo charge internet speeds and comms

Image: Supplied - Dr Simon Goss

Macquarie University researchers have developed a new glass chip, etched by 3D lasers which is essential to the creation of a 19-core optical fibre.  They  been working with Japanese, Dutch and Italian engineers and scientists on the invention.

A single 19 core fibre, the size of human hair, will be able to carry the equivalent of 17 million NBN home connections which will revolutionise communications between continents and countries.

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