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This fiber optic cable full of air could be the key to better 5G networks

Technology

This fiber optic cable full of air could be the key to better 5G networks

The UK's leading telecoms provider BT has been trialing a new type of optical fiber that could significantly boost the performance of future 5G networks. Called hollow core fiber, the technology enables data to travel 50% faster than in the optical cables that are typically deployed for 5G networks, according to Lumenisity, a spin-out company from Southampton University, which developed the new fiber.

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