Tokyo, Japan – (The Hosting News) – September 16, 2005 – Asia Netcom, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese telecommunications service
provider, China Netcom, will play a vital part in an
experiment to demonstrate the ability of the next-generation Internet to
enable high-quality video communications worldwide.
The experiment, spearheaded by the WIDE (Widely Integrated Distributed
Environment) Project – a consortium working on practical research and
development of Internet-related technologies – will set up high-quality video
links between Amsterdam, Aichi and Beijing.
The event is a part of the finale
of the 2005 World Expo, Aichi, Japan (Aichi Expo), and will feature a live
video panel discussion on ”Living on the Earth” by students from each
Asia Netcom will provide an end-to-end IPv6 link between Tokyo and Beijing
using capacity on its own subsea network and through a 155Mbps circuit between
Hong Kong and Beijing from its parent, China Netcom. The link will be one of
the first live trials of transporting broadcast-quality video over an IPv6
infrastructure between China and Japan.
Richard Carden, Chief
Operating Officer, Asia Netcom Japan explained the test, ”The Internet has changed the way we live, but the underlying technology
that enables it is reaching its limitations. There is no question that IPv6 is the
next generation platform to take the Internet beyond its current limitations,
both for its ability to support ubiquitous coverage of billions and billions
of different devices, but also in driving up performance, efficiency and
security of the Internet.”
Asia Netcom is one of the first operators in the region to launch
commercial IPv6-based services and is offering an end-to-end IPv6 video
streaming service with partner, NEC.
”This project also highlights our ability to deliver high speed,
real-time video connections between Japan and China,” Carden added. ”With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, this solution now offers broadcasters an alternative to traditional leased line and satellite-based transport.”
Asia Netcom has successfully trialed the transmission of HDTV (high-definition television) content over its IP backbone in Japan with CATV operator, Miyagi Networks and equipment maker, Frontiers early this year. The 700km trial resulted in no loss of quality or delay of the content.
Meanwhile, Asia Netcom is also working with Japanese broadcast partners in trialing the transport of HDTV content between Japan and Beijing. Asia Netcom will also extend its pan-Asia submarine cable system, EAC, into China with a cable landing in the Northern Chinese city of Qingdao. The new cable link will dramatically shorten the distance between Japan and China and result in latency improvements of up to 40% between the two markets.
For more information, please visit: http://www.asianetcom.com.