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Nokia, Etisalat demo world’s first single-carrier, terabit-per-second field trial

October 1, 2019

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Nokia and Etisalat are laying claim to trialing the world’s first terabit-per-second, single-carrier data transmission over an operator-deployed fiber network.

To put that speed in perspective, Nokia said in its press release that a terabit-per-second is enough bandwidth to download the entire “Game of Thrones” video series in HD in under two seconds.

The trial on United Arab Emirates-based Etisalat’s network comes as Etisalat invests in core network infrastructure in anticipation of a new generation of high-bandwidth services including 5G.

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