EU and Japan join forces to tackle data explosion and build 100Gbps internet – 5000 times faster than today’s average EU speed
EU News 321/2013
Brussels, 3 July 2013
The European Commission and Japan today announce six research projects aiming at redefining internet architectures to increase the efficiency of networks in carrying data. One project aims to build networks 5000 times faster than today’s average European broadband speed (100Gbps compared to 19.7Mbps).
There is a pressing need for new and more efficient networks in light of a massive online data explosion that is expected to continue over the next decade.
The projects, will receive around €18m in funding, and touch on challenges such as cyber security, network capacity, storage, high density data traffic and energy efficiency.
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