Com Hem says the record for the speed, as used by a larger group of people, is currently being reviewed by Guinness World Records.
Com Hem is providing DreamHack Summer with the world’s fastest internet connection of 1.6 Tbit/second through a direct link to the backbone, which is also used to supply broadband to Com Hem’s 700,000 broadband customers.
It’s using DWDM with a link of 300 kilometres between Stockholm and Jönköping, which is most likely the first time a connection this fast has been set up at such a long distance for this type of event.
“Beating the world record and providing the world’s fastest internet connection is a milestone in Com Hem’s history and has been made possible by our modern network and our outstanding employees,” says Thomas Helbo, CTO of Com Hem. It is important that a major broadband provider such as Com Hem has a stable, fast and flexible network that has more capacity to offer our customers when they need it. Today, we have demonstrated that we have this.”
1.6 Terabit per second corresponds to 16,000, 100 Mbit/s connections, which is the most frequently used broadband service delivered by Com Hem to Swedish households.