||October 1992 - 1997
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- Establishment of high-speed European (multi-protocol) backbone network.
- Provision of transatlantic and other intercontinental connectivity.
- Provision of gateways to other networks.
- Individual countries' connectivity at 2Mbps - 8Mbps.
- Transatlantic capacity increasing from 3.5Mbps to 26Mbps.
- Gateway arrangements with Ebone and EUnet.
- Connection to Phare countries.
- Connection to Korea (64kbps) under EC EKORN Project.
- Connection to Japan (2Mbps).
- October 1992: start of EMPB (European Mult-Protocol Backbone) provided by PTT Telecom/Unisource offering both IP and X.25 services.
- December 1993: Six countries with 2Mbps connectivity to EMPB.
- March 1994: 3.5Mbps transatlantic connectivity.
- August 1994: Establishment of Korean connection.
- December 1994: 5Mbps transatlantic connectivity.
- March 1995: 6.5Mbps transatlantic connectivity.
- October 1995: BT’s IBDNS (International Backbone Data Network Service) replaces Unisource’s EMPB, 14Mbps US connectivity.
- August 1996: BT’s INCS (InterNet Carrier Services) replaces IBDNS.
- April 1996: 20Mbps transatlantic connectivity.
- August 1996: 26Mbps transatlantic connectivity.
- May 1997: first networks transfer to TEN-34; downsizing of EuropaNET starts.
||European Commission and project partners.
|NORDUnet (Nordic countries)
SURFnet (The Netherlands)