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  • From: "Greg Wood" <>
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  • Subject: I2-NEWS: UCAID and CUDI of Mexico FORGE Partnership
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 12:45:13 -0400
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President Zedillo attends ceremony marking first formal agreement with Latin

San Diego, CA - May 19, 1999 - The Corporación Universitaria para el
Desarrollo de Internet (CUDI) and the University Corporation for Advanced
Internet Development (UCAID), the US organization leading the Internet2
project, today signed an agreement to collaborate on the development of
advanced Internet technologies and applications for research and education.
Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and California Governor Gray Davis were
present as CUDI became the first Latin American research and education
networking association to sign such an agreement with UCAID.

"With this agreement, researchers in Mexican universities will have the
opportunity to collaborate with researchers working on advanced projects in
North American universities. This will permit research in México to come
into contact with state of the art technology in the fields of advanced
telecommunications networks and next generation Internet development." said
Carlos Casasús, General Director of CUDI

"This agreement establishes a firm foundation for collaboration between our
national organizations, as well as among our member institutions." said
Douglas Van Houweling, President and CEO of UCAID. "We look forward to
working together on the revolutionary applications and technologies that
will transform the global Internet of tomorrow."

As part of today's announcement, CUDI and UCAID agree to:

> provide appropriate interconnection between Internet2 and CUDI members for
the purpose of development and pre-commercial testing and use of advanced
research and education applications;

> collaborate on the development of common standards and technical
implementations across their respective networks;

> promote collaboration between their constituent member organizations and
institutions relating to the development of next-generation networking and
applications in research and higher education; and

> encourage technology transfer from their joint endeavors to accelerate the
availability of new services and applications.

As part of the same event at which the national CUDI and UCAID organizations
signed a MoU, the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in
California (CENIC) signed a separate agreement with CUDI to collaborate on
networking development. CENIC is an active participant in the national
Internet2 project and is developing advanced networking capabilities among
California institutions. Additional complementary efforts are underway
between CUDI and Internet2 universities in Texas.

Internet2, a project of UCAID, is a collaborative effort by over 150 US
research universities working in partnership with industry leaders and U.S.
federal agencies to develop a new family of advanced Internet applications
and technologies to meet emerging academic requirements in research,
teaching and learning. Internet2 is addressing this challenge by creating a
leading edge network capability, enabling a new generation of applications,
and working with industry and international partners to transfer new
technologies into the global Internet.

The Corporacion Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet (CUDI) is a
not-for-profit corporation incorporated under the laws of México with
members from the public and private sectors. Its purpose is to support and
facilitate the development of high capacity telecommunication and computing
networks that promote research and development, as well as educational
activities in México.


Greg Wood
+1 (202) 872-9119

Jose Antonio Ramirez

+(52) 5-11-18-32

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