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Industry NZ Backs Next Generation Internet Study

3 May 2002

Jim Anderton, Economic Development Minister, says economic development requires New Zealand to be at the forefront of the next generation of internet development.

“Access to very high speed bandwidth is essential for New Zealand’s high-tech businesses to stay in touch with international developments in their respective fields.

“I am pleased to announce that the government, through Industry NZ will contribute $50,000 to a $100,000 study to be carried out by the Internet Society of New Zealand (InternetNZ), on setting up a national research and academic network linked by high speed bandwidth,” said Jim Anderton.

The study will be completed in September 2002 and Cisco Systems is contributing $30,000 and InternetNZ and Otago University $10,000 each.

“Work on next generation Internet (NGI) needs to carried out alongside initiatives such as the Electronic Commerce Action Team (ECAT) and the regional pilots to improve bandwidth throughout the country,” Jim said.

The establishment of a research and academic network was one of the recommendations of an Internet2 NZ steering group set up by InternetNZ.

Jim Anderton said the network could serve as a pilot for the next generation Internet. “Access to next generation Internet is crucial to fulfilling the government’s aims of encouraging world-class innovation and strengthening global connections.”


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