A long distance trial of 100GB Ethernet point to point technology has been successfully completed.
Next generation network specialist Panduit has managed to send 100GB Ethernet transmissions over a distance of 275 metres.
The successful test shows that it is possible to easily exceed 40GB data transfer standards over large distances.
Panduit used a number of cutting-edge technologies to boost data rates - including specially designed optical connectors - and the test was 100 per cent error free.
Dr Brett Lane, fibre research manager with Panduit Laboratories, said: "We are extremely proud to have achieved the longest reach with the most connectivity of any 100GB multi-mode fibre link at this recent interoperability even.
"It was extremely rewarding to witness our performance which is the result of years of research."
A number of US vendors are expected to be involved in a 100GB fibre optic Ethernet showcase at the Supercomputing 2010 show this November.