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UK academic network increases capacity

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JANET, the UK's education and research network, has increased its capacity from 10Gbit/s to 40Gbit/s.

'Technology and network applications are developing at an ever increasing rate, which together with the rapid growth of our user base results in significant challenges for the JANET service. It has always been our aim to build a network that is flexible enough to meet future demand and with 40Gbit/s technology we are able to meet these challenges now and for the foreseeable future,' said Jeremy Sharp, head of strategic technologies. JANET is already envisaging the next evolutionary bandwidth step of 100Gbit/s services and plans to trial this technology on the backbone during 2009.