Arterial Research and Educational Network in Asia-Pacific
Arterial Research and Educational Network in the Asia Pacific (ARENA-PAC) is a backbone network with the purpose of research and education and is made up of an international submarine cable network constructed with the goal of expanding the Internet in the Asia Pacific region. ARENA-PAC is a project of the Asia Pacific Internet Development Trust (APIDT), and is operated by WIDE Project with support from APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre).
ARENA-PAC will comprise several long-term IRU circuits, of 10 and 100Gbps, between a central exchange point in Guam and sites in Tokyo, Philippines and Indonesia. All circuits will be leased from regional cable companies including RTI Cables and others.
- An article introducing the background of the Research and Education Network in Asia Pacific, including ARENA PAC, was posted on the APNIC blog
- ARENA-PAC: Strengthening Collaboration to Support Research and Education Activities in the Asia-Pacific Region
- ARENA-PAC starts the operation of a fiber-optic submarine cable between Tokyo and Guam
Prof Jun Murai, WIDE Project / KEIO University / ARENA-PAC co-director
Paul Wilson, APNIC / ARENA-PAC co-director
Che-Hoo Cheng, APNIC