ARENA-PAC: Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium Expands Support for Data-Intensive Science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region


New 100-gigabits circuit from Guam to Singapore contributes a critical path and boosts resiliency for the region’s research and education network fabric

December 10th, 2021

ARENA-PAC, a broadband backbone network for which the APRS (Asia Pacific Resilient Society) Working Group of CCRC serves as the secretariat, has joined Guam–Singapore Connectivity Consortium and the consortium announced new high-speed connectivity in support of data-intensive science in the Asia Pacific Oceania Region. The consortium – comprising Internet2 and International Networks at Indiana University (IN@IU) in the United States, Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet), and the Arterial Research and Educational Network in the Asia Pacific (ARENA-PAC) – has acquired a 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) circuit between Guam and Singapore through a 15-year agreement. SingAREN in Singapore and the University of Hawaii are contributing connectivity at the exchange points they operate.

The connection marks a major milestone in securing a trans-Pacific network topology for research and education (R&E), providing critical capacity and resiliency in the network fabric that connects the R&E community across three continents: Asia, North America, and Oceania. For further information, please refer to the following link.

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