UH President David Lassner and Research and Education Network of New Zealand CEO Nicole Ferguson sign the memorandum of understanding in Auckland.

The University of Hawaii’s Pacific Islands Research and Education Network is in place for the following:

  • Provide full domestic support for AARNET’s current 2x40Gbps R&E circuits from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S., via Hawaii (including Mauna Kea) with upgrade to 2x100Gbps in 2016
  • Continue to foster research and education (R&E) network capacity to interconnect Pacific Islands with each other and the global R&E network fabric by building on previous projects and relationships
  • Opportunistically connect Mauna Kea and Haleakala, sites of major international astronomy observatories
  • Collaborate and cooperate with IRNC measurement, NOC, Engagement, and Open Exchange awardees

Partners include:

Between The Cosmos & The Sea