Work starts on broadband backbone

Work has begun on a Federal Government broadband backbone initiative linking more than 20 organisations in eastern Australian capital cities.

The GrangeNet Advanced Networks Project, based on dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology, will be, according to a Government statement, a "testbed for the deployment and application of advanced communications and grid services".

The three-year project, due for completion by early 2003, will form part of the global research and education network through the AARNet's (Australian Academic and Research Network) access to the Southern Cross Cable Network.

The technology will initially link more than 20 organisations, mostly academic institutions, in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane.

The project, which received $14 million under the Federal Government's Building on IT Strengths Advanced Network Program, will support a number of user communities in research and industry, including bio-informatics, chemistry, astronomy, online health, environmental modelling, distance education and media services.

Members of the GrangeNet consortium are AARNet, Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing (APAC), DSTC Pty Ltd, Cisco and PowerTel.

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