Source: OS Opinion
Mike Vildibill, director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center, told NewsFactor, 'Internet2 was the network of the future three years ago, and now the future is here.'
Touted a few years ago as the next-generation Internet, Internet2 is now a real, high-bandwidth network shared by some 180 different institutions and groups. But is Internet2 still the Web of the future for the rest of us?
"Wi-Fi, 3G, in-flight broadband, good connectivity as a guaranteed service in any business-class hotel...all these things are luxuries that are very much on hold for the moment. Seamless access while moving from one city to another looks a long way off. Read on...
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made no decision to ban the use of 802.11 Wi-Fi wireless LANs for use in future games because of security concerns, according to an IOC spokeswoman.
Emmanuelle Moreau, a spokeswoman for the Geneva-based IOC, said Wi-Fi LANs could be used at the Olympics well before 2008 if performance and security concerns are satisfied. The next Olympics are the Summer Games of 2004, which will be held in Athens.
Source: Network World Fusion
The notion of faster, high-bandwidth, long-distance wireless networks got a boost as the Federal Communications Commission Thursday voted to allow wireless devices using ultra-wideband radio technology to be developed and sold in the U.S.
Source: Find VPN
For years, voice, data, and just about all software-defined network services were called "virtual private networks" by the telephone companies. The current generation of VPNs, however, is a more advanced combination of tunneling, encryption, authentication and access control technologies and services used to carry traffic over the Internet, a managed IP network or a provider's backbone.