New TransPAC-Pacific Wave link between Tokyo and Seattle will deliver 10 times faster connectivity

research-circuitIndiana University and the Pacific Northwest Gigapop have launched a 100-gigabits-per-second research circuit connecting Pacific Rim research and education networks with their counterparts in the United States.

Called the TransPAC-Pacific Wave, the new link connects network research hubs in Tokyo and Seattle. It will deliver data transfer speeds that are 10 times faster than current rates to researchers between Asia and the U.S.

The project is a collaboration between Indiana University; the Pacific Northwest Gigapop, which is the provider of the...

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