With the use of Alcatel Lucent software technology, DT will be able to deliver on a single optical fiber a total of 48 channels — making the total potential throughput up to 24.6Tbps (terabits per second) — or the equivalent of 3,696 CDs per second.
Does this recent development provide further evidence that US leadership in telecommunications technology and is rapidly slipping away? Does this together with dramatic improvements in commercial internet service in Korea, Japan, and other countries, who already have much higher average bandwidths available to their citizens at much lower cost and who are now more heavily investing per capita in education and telecommunications development than does the US, indicate that the US is now in danger of falling even further behind?
What does full commercial roll out of such high bandwidth technologies portend for the development of global internet service economies given that Germany may soon have the technological and economic edge in the race for global information control and its consequent impact on global economic supremacy?
Will this development give German data mining companies an upper hand in economic and political competition among nations?
Is there anything the US can do to catch up or will US IT customers be happy to see DT replace ATT, Verizon, and other US carriers for their bandwidth needs given their newly emerging spare capacity?
Besides wanting to move to Germany, what would you do with 400Gbps service?"
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