A state-of-the-art management centre and Network Operations Centre will also be set up to run the NKN
Initially, Rs 100 crore was allocated to the department of information technology, ministry of communications and IT, for establishing the NKN
ICT Industry associations, NKN
and LEARN were present at todays event.
The NKN will enable scientists, researchers and students from diverse spheres across the country to work together for advancing human development in critical and emerging areas.
The NKN will catalyse knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer between stakeholders seamlessly - that too across the nation and globally.
The NKN would enable use of specialized applications, which allow sharing of high performance computing facilities, e-libraries, virtual classrooms and very large databases.
The architecture of the NKN will be scalable and the network will consist of an ultra-high speed Core (multiples of 10Gbps and upwards).
The NKN will provide nation-wide ultra high-speed backbone/data-network highway.
The NKN will have about 25 core Point of Presence (PoPs) and 600 secondary PoPs.
Patil stated that the NKN could make it possible to share knowledge without constraints of distance, time and physical location.
She said the NKN could play a major role in Healthcare by facilitating Telemedicine and medical education.
The recently launched 100 Gigabit-OTN will also help service central projects such as BharatNet, SWAN, NKN