While greater bandwidth in the 300GHz and above band has been known for a while it is pointless because the range makes it a chocolate teapot.
Some researchers have managed to hit 100 Gbps but when it only works for a few centimetres it is not commercially viable.
Now boffins at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have got the technology to provide a great 34 Gbps speed with a decent range.
Naoto Oshimo, one of the scientists behind this latest test, said that “device performance is almost sufficient for short-distance wireless communication such as KIOSK downloads, which might be its first application”. By that they mean that they have managed 10 metres, almost OK for home use.
Oshimo believes that this technology will scale hugely in terms of the speed as well, and we could eventually be looking at topping the 1Tbps mark.