Monday, October 30, 2006

Juniper Networks Powers 40G Link for China's CERNIC

The China Education and Research Network Information Center (CERNIC) has deployed Juniper Networks' T-series core routing platform in its next generation China Education and Research Network (CERNET2). The deployment marks the first long-haul 40 Gbps link between Beijing and Tianjin.

CERNET2 is part of the larger nationwide China Next Generation Internet (CNGI) infrastructure and connects over 20 cities and 200 universities across mainland China.

In addition to the 40 Gbps link, CERNET2 pioneers the use of many other networked applications in China, including remote education, digital library facilities, grid computing, IPv6 multicasting and IP video at scale. The network is also China's test bed for the development of new Internet technologies, such as the Authentic IPv6 specification which has been submitted by CERNIC and is currently under review by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).