China starts large-scale testing of its Internet of the future


Experimental network connects 40 leading universities to prepare for an AI-driven society five to 10 years down the track. The facility will become a prototype ‘future Internet’ with huge bandwidth to connect the many devices expected to be commonplace. — SCMP

China launched a large-scale experimental network in Beijing on Tuesday to test the future of Internet technology over the next five to 10 years.

Headquartered at Tsinghua University, the “future Internet technology infrastructure” connects 40 of the country’s leading research universities with huge bandwidth and far lower latency than the existing Internet, according to state news agency Xinhua.

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