|Asi@Connect National Launch Event in Vietnam|
The national launch event in Vietnam was hosted by the Asi@Connect partner in Vietnam NASATI/VinaREN, with representatives from the EU Delegation to Vietnam and Government officials who welcomed the national kick-off of the Asi@Connect project in Vietnam and encouraged the R&E network community to build on achievements to date and further strengthen cooperation between Asia and Europe.
Talking about the significance of this new project, Mrs.Axelle Claude Nicaise, First Counsellor, Head of Political, Press & Information of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, commented: "The EU has long recognized the potential of promoting people-to-people connectivity. Asi@Connect is an excellent example of regional integration, with the R&E communities of 23 Asia-Pacific countries inter-connected by powerful high-capacity, high quality Internet links. Asi@Connect is a vehicle for promoting a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative ICT environment between Asia and Europe, and benefit society as a whole. There are unlimited fields of world-class research which can profit from the powerful links we have created together. Sharing data and working together on astronomy, meteorology, climate change monitoring, or early warning for natural disasters are just a few examples."
“The official launch of Asi@Connect marks the opening of a major new chapter in research networking across Asia-Pacific,” Dr. Tran Dac Hien Director General of NASATI/VinaREN said “Building on the considerable achievements of the predecessor phases, Asi@Connect will enable the connection of more countries at higher speeds, roll out advanced network services and contribute to achieving development goals through improved access to education and research resources, thus bridging the digital divide in the region.”
VinaREN connects to the regional TEIN backbone at speeds of
1Gbps, enabling closer collaboration between its researchers and educators and
their colleagues around the globe. The launch event showcased projects across
the region that are benefiting fro
High-speed research and education networks, such as TEIN, were originally developed as tools for scientists and academic institutions – to enable them to share data and co-operate in real time. For example, the researchers of Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) and Vietnam National University (VNU) in Vietnam are relying on the advanced high-speed TEIN research network to collaborate with their colleagues in OF@TEIN+ project at Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan in the field of future Internet.
However, the power of these networks lies also in enabling an entirely new way of collaborating on a wide variety of cultural projects – building bridges between different cultures.
At the Asia-Pacific Advanced Network 47 Conference in Daejoen, Korea, guests were treated to a performance with a difference. Sitting in a conference centre in Korea in front of a giant screen, they watched a live performance. But the singers and musicians were not physically in Korea, or even together in one place. They were in six separate locations across the globe – in Vietnam, Korea, India, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The three live performances were being streamed in real time to Korea, where they were brought together and synchronised to give one seamless show.
More full press release, please find attachment.
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