Sprint and the Swedish National Research and Education Network (SUNET today were awarded the Internet Land Speed Record from Internet2 at their fall member conference in Austin, Texas.
The Sprint/SUNET team on September 12 sent bulk data over the public Internet at a speed of 4.31 Gbit/second. In total, 1830 GByte of data traveled 18,013 miles in about 60 minutes. The achieved speed is about 4000 times faster than a typical 1 MBit broadband connection.
For the ongoing Internet2 Land Speed Record competition, the performance translates into 124,900 Tbit-meters per second, which is about 20,000 Tbit-meters per second faster than a previous record set by Caltech and CERN between Los Angeles and Geneva, Switzerland.