At ICT Testbed Research and Development Promotion Center, we promote global activities through JGN Global Networks.
In July 2019, Eight(8) R&E network organizations, NICT (Japan), AARNet (Australia), GÉANT (Europe), NII (Japan), NORDUnet (European Nordics), SingAREN (Singapore), SURF (The Netherlands) and TEIN*CC (Asia-Pacific), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 6th Asi@Connect Project Meeting in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The MOU is for the collaboration to run 100 gigabit per second network between Asia and Europe. The MOU partners agreed to contribute their own 100Gbps link to create a resilient system, called Asiapacific-Europe Ring (AER) . NICT is collaborated with 100Gbps link between Tokyo-Hong Kong-Singapore.
In June 2021, 11 global leading-edge Research and Education networks, which are NICT, AARNet, ARENA-PAC, Internet2, KISTI, NII, Pacific Wave, REANNZ, SingAREN, TransPAC, and UH, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to join the Asia Pacific Oceania network (APOnet) .
APOnet is an enhancement of APR (Asia-Pacific Ring), which was signed in December 2017 and ended in November 2020. To seven organizations and networks under APR, four organizations and networks were newly added to APOnet.
APOnet will create a production quality high-speed trans-oceanic network services delivery system that is more flexible and resilient, to support the development of collaboration and sharing of scientific instruments and data within research and education in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America.
APOnet’s Eight Main Activities:
<NICT Events & Topics> https://www.nict.go.jp/en/info/topics/06/17-1.html
LHCONE (Large Hadron Collider Open Network Environment) is to ensure better access to the most important datasets by the worldwide HEP (High Energy Physics) community and improve data analysis.
JGN provides links for LHC Information Exchange between Asia and other regions.
The Himawari Satellite Project is aiming to develop and demonstrate the information and communication technology through the distributed archives and publicly opened big data provided by the meteorological satellite.
In 2017, Himawari project has established the Himawari satellite real-time mirror site in the Thailand using JGN international circuits and high-speed data communication protocols.
And in the following year, it has established in Philippines as well. The web access for the site in 2018 was 2,690,000 PV, data utilization by researcher was 22 per month on average and total number of data download for the year was 45,000,000.
<Himawari Real-time> https://himawari.asia