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Thursday, January 12, 2006

MCI Contract for SuperJANET5

MCI Contract

The United Kingdom Education and Research Network Association (UKERNA), which manages the JANET network used by educational institutions in the UK for the Joint Informartion Systems Comittee(JISC) (part of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)), has announced that it has placed a contract worth £29 million, with MCI for the new network which will see an increase in network capacity from 2Gbit/s to 10Gbit/s, eventually rising to 40Gbit/s.

This development is an important step in dealing with the massive volumes of data traffic between universities, colleges and schools, and willhelp to keep the UK ahead of it's competitors, however it is also important that we have access to the software applications which enhance the education and research processes currently underway and being developed for the future.

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