KUSTAR inks five-year deal to establish Internet network

07 July 2009

The Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research has signed a five-year agreement with Emirates Telecommunication Corporation (Etisalat) to establish the Emirates Advanced Network for Research and Education, a dedicated advanced network connecting academic and research institutions at speeds typically many times faster than commercial Internet. The network features 10 Gbps core network, 1 Gbps connectivity for end users, and IPv6 fully compliant network. The networks' first stage would feature international connectivity to 'Internet 2' in the US while the second stage would introduce international connectivity to (Geant 2) in Europe and Asia.

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