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China tests backbone network

China is testing the future of internet technology with an experimental network. The starting signal was given at the opening of the “Future Internet Technology Infrastructure” (FITI) test center at Tsinghua University, as state media announced. Accordingly, FITI is to connect around 40 Chinese universities in 35 cities with enormous bandwidth and far lower latency than the existing Internet. According to the media reports, the network set up in the process is to be used as a backbone network for the research institution China Environment for Network Innovations (CENI).

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