Cisco, Telia to activate ‘world’s fastest internet connection’ at 120GbpsIn Electronics
At DreamHack on November 24th to 27th Cisco and Telia are building the world’s fastest Internet connection with speeds of breathtaking 120 gigabits per second. DreamHack is expected to attract a record number of participants this year – about 20 000 people. With their help, the aim is to beat the world record in capacity utilization in the network – the starting point is at 16.30 on Thursday.
The record-breaking attempt will take place during the opening ceremony of DreamHack on 24 November at Elmia in Jönköping. All participants will be invited to take advantage of as much as possible of the network’s capacity. The previous DreamHack-record is 20 gigabits.
A working group of some 50 people from Cisco, Telia and DreamHack have been working since last summer to design and build the infrastructure for world’s fastest Internet connection between Stockholm and Jönköping. All the equipment is in place and only a few test runs remain.
The fast connection is made possible by several new technologies from Cisco and Telia. Telia is behind the fiber network while Cisco contributes to the hardware, including two CRS-3 routers that are the most powerful router with a transmission capacity of 322 out of bits per second. With this capability, it would for example be possible for all 1.3 billion Chinese to conduct a video call – simultaneously.
The total value of Cisco equipment used during DreamHack is about 45 million. In addition, Telia’s equipment in the network.