Com Hem has been awarded the Fastest broadband network title by Guinness World Records. In 2018, during DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Com Hem supplied a broadband connection of 1.6 terabits per second. It is now established by Guinness World Records, that it was the fastest internet connection ever used simultaneously by a large group of people in the world.
Com Hem supplied the DreamHack Summer 2018 with an internet connection delivering 1.6 terabits per second, through a direct connection to the same fiber network used to deliver internet connections to Com Hem’s 700,000 broadband customers in Sweden. Com Hem applied to the Guinness World Records with the record high speed, and the world record has now been confirmed with the award for the Fastest broadband network
1.6 terabits per second equals the internet connection of approximately 5.3 million people streaming music at the highest audio quality at the same time, or around 230,000 people simultaneously watching Netflix in HD quality. At this speed, it would take less than a second to download ten copies of Fortnite, one of the most popular video games on the market.
“Our world record in broadband connection is made possible thanks to the constant investments we make in our nationwide network, which is used to deliver broadband to our customers. It is important that we, as one of Sweden’s largest broadband providers, have a stable and fast network, and the fact that Guinness World Records acknowledges this record proves that we offer our customers world-class connectivity. An important milestone in Com Hem’s history made possible by our fantastic employees”, says Thomas Helbo, Executive Vice President, Technology Fixed at Tele2.
The connection was set up between Stockholm and Jönköping, a distance of 300 kilometres. It was made possible using DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology, which increases the capacity of optical fibre cables by sending multiple signals in parallel through the same cable.