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SUNET is a specialised Internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within Sweden.
Swedish telecomms company TDC Song, part of the Danish telecomms group TDC A/S, said on Tuesday (7 February) that it had signed an agreement with SUNET (Swedish University Computer Network) for the supply of dark fibre for building the next generation of university network.
The network is being upgraded by SUNET which is leasing the TDC Song fibre-optic network, connecting equipment to the network and is responsible for its operation.
Ciena's FlexSelect Architecture enables flexibility and efficient scalability as demand and usage increases while simplifying design and optimizing operations to advance the practical implementation of customized research networks such as SUNET.
The SUNET deployment builds on Ciena's global success in creating customized, high-performance networks for research institutions, spanning from campus to regional to continental scale.
The equipment is located at the University premises in Kista, Sweden, but additional base stations will be added locally at other sites, providing access to the central infrastructure using SUNET, the Swedish University Network used by over 32 European universities and colleges.
UKERNA's IP Core called, SuperJANET4, SURFnet5 and SUNET, constitute Europe's most advanced deployments of high-speed optical technology, enabling enhanced communications and information sharing amongst Europe's academic and key research groups.
SUNET, Sweden's university network, has deployed Cisco 12000 Internet Routers and advanced optical fibers to build a next generation multicast enabled network, enhancing the capacity for distance learning across Sweden.
With the news of Cisco 12000 Internet Router deployments by SuperJANET4, SURFnet5 and SUNET, Cisco continues to deepen collaboration with the world's leading research and academic institutions to deliver high-capacity IP networks that are essential for the sharing of information, ideas and learning.
Ericsson will install DAG, the world's first global telecoms and Internet directory, at SUNET by the end of August this year as a key trial site for the new product.
The new DAG service will be used by SUNET within the TISDAG(1) project to provide a national email directory for Sweden.