Ottawa, Ontario -- The Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE) has annou...
April 29, 2002
Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry and Education (CANARIE) has announced that GT Group Telecom and Shaw Communications Inc.’s Big Pipe division will collaborate on its high-speed, private Internet network (CA*net 4).
The five-year, minimum C$25 million agreement provides CANARIE with the new network, which will use next generation technologies and will run across the fiber-optic networks of both Group Telecom and Big Pipe.
The CA*net 4 initiative will link all research-intensive institutions coast-to-coast, and is scheduled to be fully operational by July 2002.
The parties say that the deployment of the network marks the establishment of the first Internet Protocol (IP) over Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) 10 Gigabit coast-to-coast network in North America. The network will enable CANARIE to take advantage of higher bandwidth applications and deliver advanced network capability to Canadian research institutions, universities and community colleges.
“The deployment of CA*net 4 is indicative of the dedication of this country’s private and public sectors to advanced networks and networking technologies and the research they enable for the benefit of all Canadians,” said Andrew Bjerring, president and CEO of CANARIE Inc. “It will provide over 2000 Canadian institutions with hundreds of thousands of students and faculty the best innovation platform for their work and give Canadian researchers and scientists a world-class facility to develop their excellence and showcase it to the world.”