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New ultra-fast fibre-optic network launched for researchers here

Published on Aug 28, 2014 5:00 PM

SINGAPORE - A new ultra-fast fibre optic network - 100 times the speed of fibre broadband to homes here - was launched on Thursday.

The first users of the government-funded network will be researchers and academics in the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star), Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAren) and National Research Foundation invested close to $10 million in this national research and education grid, dubbed SingAREN-Lightwave Internet Exchange (Slix).

It puts Singapore on par with similar grids in the United States and Europe with its speed of 100Gbps. It is also the fastest community network in Asia.

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