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  • From: "Greg Wood" <>
  • To: "I2-News@Internet2. Edu" <>
  • Subject: I2-NEWS: Internet2 and DANTE Connect Advanced R&E Networks
  • Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 15:54:41 -0400
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Greg Wood


Cathrin Stöver

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New York, NY - October 8, 1999 - DANTE and Internet2(tm) today connected
high-performance research and education backbone networks across the
Atlantic Ocean. Peering between Abilene, an Internet2 backbone network, and
TEN-155, the pan-European research network, will enable collaboration among
researchers and educators in the US and in Europe in ways not possible on
today’s commercial Internet. The interconnection will operate at 45 megabits
per second, or nearly 1,000 times faster than a typical modem.

"Interoperable next generation Internet technologies and tools will enable
collaborations between researchers in the US and researchers in Europe
across research networks today, and will promote the rapid transfer of these
new capabilities to the commercial Internet. The relationship between
Internet2 and DANTE and the interconnection of our networks will help ensure
that interoperability," said Douglas E. Van Houweling, President and CEO of
UCAID, home of the Internet2 and Abilene projects.

“Today’s collaborative research applications require high-performance
networks. These networks exist in Europe and in the US. Connecting the
networks is a major step forward for the cooperation between researchers on
the two continents”, said Dai Davies, General Manager of DANTE.

Today's interconnection between Abilene and TEN-155 builds on the Memoranda
of Understanding (MoU) the University Corporation for Advanced Internet
Development (UCAID) has signed with DANTE and a number of its European
partners, such as the national research networks of Belgium, the Czech
Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg,
Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. The MoU between DANTE and
UCAID provides for the use of the interconnection by European research
networks that use DANTE’s Europe-US service. The MoU also encourages
collaboration between member institutions, promotion of technology transfer
from the joint endeavors to industry, and collaboration in developing common
standards and technical implementations. It will enable European and US
institutions to work closely together to address network application issues
of common interest.

About TEN-155
The pan-European research network TEN-155 interconnects the research
networks of 21 European countries. The TEN-155 network is co-funded by the
European Commission and is the direct result of the Quantum project. In
addition to the provision of a ‘best efforts’ IP service, TEN-155 provides
the European research community with an end-to-end Managed Bandwidth
Service, giving researchers across Europe dedicated connectivity for
advanced application developments. TEN-155 also supports the Quantum Test
Programme which experiments with and validates future networking
technologies. For more information about TEN-155 please see:

The TEN-155 network is planned, built and organised by Delivery of Advanced
Network Technology to Europe (DANTE), a not-for-profit company which has a
number of European research networks as its shareholders. For more
information about DANTE please see:

About Internet2(tm)
The Internet2 project is being led by over 160 leading US universities,
working with industry and government, to enable and facilitate the advanced
network applications necessary to meet emerging needs in higher education.
Internet2 participants are developing the broadband applications,
engineering and network management tools for research and education. For
more information on Internet2, a project of the University Corporation for
Advanced Internet Development (UCAID), please see:

About Abilene
The Abilene network is a project of the University Corporation for Advanced
Internet Development (UCAID), home of the Internet2 project. In partnership
with Qwest Communications, Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and Indiana
University, UCAID is deploying Abilene as the most advanced and far-reaching
research and education network in the United States. A primary goal of
Abilene is to support the efforts of the Internet2 project. Operations began
in February 1999, with over 70 Internet2 institutions planning to connect by
the end of 1999. For more information on Abilene please see:

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