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Pacific Wave Announces Diverse 40G TransPacific Capacity to Australia and New Zealand

Pacific Wave today announced the completion of a second 40-Gigabit per second (Gb/s) connection from the US West Coast to Australia and New Zealand. Crossing the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles through the Big Island of Hawaii and on to Australia, this ultra-high-performance network link complements an existing 40 Gb/s link from Seattle through Oahu to Australia.

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Jonah KeoughPacific Wave, AARNet
International Collaboration results in successful transfer of Huygens space probe data from Australian telescopes to the Netherlands

Nine organisations from four countries, with AARNet, Australia's Academic & Research Network, providing a coordinating role, were involved in the successful electronic transfer to the Netherlands of data collected by Australian telescopes from the Huygens space probe as it plunged through the clouds of Titan on 14 January 2005.

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Amy PhilipsonAARNet
Pacific Northwest Gigapop Introduces Pacific Wave International Peering Services

The Pacific Northwest Gigapop has expanded and renamed its regional peering service, formerly called Seattle-Network-to-Network Access Point, or SNNAP. The expanded peering services will now be offered under the name Pacific Wave. Pacific Wave will continue to include peering services for entities within the Pacific Northwest, but has expanded its offering to include research and education networks from throughout the Pacific Rim and beyond.

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Fiber Optic Based Research & Education Network Now Spans the Pacific

Collaboration among researchers and students "down under" with those in North America took a giant leap forward today as AARNet (the Australian Academic and Research Network) activated its transpacific optical fiber connection to the Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. The Pacific Northwest Gigapop is a primary interconnection point for advanced research and education networks in Canada, the U.S., and now the Pacific Rim.

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