REANNZ deploys world’s first 100Gbps research network across the Pacific
A Press Release from the REANNZ team - 24 September 2014
Distance is being eliminated with a demonstration of the world’s longest distance 100Gbps research network connection, showcasing New Zealand’s future capacity on the Southern Cross cable, at the REANNZ-hosted GLIF 2014 conference in Queenstown.
The 100Gbps network across the Pacific Ocean via the Southern Cross cable, is being deployed by REANNZ, provider of high-performance network services for New Zealand’s research and education communities, in collaboration with Chorus, Ciena, Juniper Networks, Level 3 Communications, Pacific Wave, Rydges Hotel, Southern Cross, and Vodafone.
The network capacity being delivered is more than 4000 times faster than basic residential broadband and 1000 times faster than ultra-fast broadband currently available in New Zealand.
The network will be used for a range of world-first, real-time data intensive demonstrations for the GLIF 2014 Conference next week, from 29 September. GLIF is an annual gathering of the world’s leading high-performance network engineers.
For the full release: http://tinyurl.com/nshj78k
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