German electronics company Siemens has set a new network speed record: 107 gigabits, 2.5 times faster than the previous record. The test was performed over a 100-mile distance using a fiber-optic cable in the United States. Such a record was broken outside the laboratory for the first time. The achievement is possible with a new technology that “bypasses overloaded or very busy network sections”. This phenomenon occurs with the implementation of a new transmission and reception system that allows the processing of data without the need to split the traffic into different channels. The average consumer will not see the technology for a good few years.