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MAJOR UPGRADE OF THE ACADEMIC NETWORK BETWEEN BRAZIL AND UNITED STATES WILL EXPAND INNOVATION AND INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Upgrade of the AmLight project to 40 Gigabit was made possible by the Research & Education Networks, ANSP, RNP and FIU, from Brazil and U.S..

 

Florida International University (FIU) today announced a major upgrade to the interconnectivity between the AMPATH International Exchange Point, in Miami, and the Southern Light Exchange Point, in São Paulo, thereby doubling the network capacity between Latin America and the U.S. from 20 gigabits per second (Gb/s) to 40 Gb/s.

ANSP provides connectivity to more than fifty institutions, which are responsible for more than 40% of Brazilian scientific production. “The present doubling of the international links is a natural continuation of our partnership with FIU and The Brazilian Education and Research Network (RNP) established in 2004, which in one way or another has been enhanced every year since,” said Prof. Luis Lopez of University of São Paulo (USP), ANSP’s Principal Researcher. “Now, with a nominal connectivity of 40G (and an expected minimum of no less than 30G), our research community is able to increase even further its collaborations with other institutions, both in Brazil and abroad.”

This research into the evolution of the Internet is on a global scale, and requires a global team to harmonize inter-operability. AMPATH is supporting this innovation throughout the Americas with the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) supplement to the AmLight project, led by Prof. Julio E. Ibarra of FIU. The end result translates into a network that supports critical research, science, and education while seamlessly meeting the needs for today and preparing for tomorrow. 

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