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China launches Cernet2 high-speed Internet backbone

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Posted 28 December 2004 - 01:20 AM

Beijing - China advanced its nation's communications infrastructure by launching Cernet2, a high-speed Internet backbone.by Armando Duke (AXCESS News 27 December 2004) Cernet2, a high-speed internet backbone, connects 25 universities in 20 cities. Cernet, or the China Education and Research Network, has been able to achieve a monstrous speed of up to 40 gigabits per second during a trial run conducted on 7 December. This is a record for real-world applications, where the average speeds are about 2-10 GPS for universities. Cernet2 is anticipated to expand to cover 100 universities. ...Cernet2 is the first network based on pure Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) technology. The move into IPv6 gives China the edge on Internet IP addresses, allowing it to add significant address numbers. In the USA, IP addresses number 4 billion, or 74% of the world's total....
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