Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. ("Huawei"), provider for next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has been selected by The Higher Education Commission (“HEC”) to deploy the next generation Pakistan Education & Research Network ("PERN2"). This network is expected to be implemented by early 2009.
The cutting-edge PERN2 network will use Huawei’s Quidway NE80E/40E and as part of the project a 10G IP/MPLS backbone will be built and the campus network bandwidth will be upgraded from 2Mbps to 1Gbps. As a result, students and scholars will be able to explore the internet at a much higher speed, use video conferencing facilities, as well as VoIP, remote E-education and digital E-library. In the future, the PERN2 network will also interconnect with China CERNET2, Internet2 and other Education Networks.
The PERN2 network will:
- adopt MPLS VPN technology to isolate different services
- enhance security
- provide good quality of service
- support IPv6
The network will also become the first next generation education and research networking in South Asia using 10G IP/MPLS with the IPv6 feature.
LOOL, Good news , esp. for the folks that download torrents on Uni computers