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Sprint and Sunet set new Internet data speed record

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Sprint and Sunet set new Internet data speed record

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.