August 21st, 2007 by Lloyd Gofton
Hands up all those that want the internet to have more reliable data transfers at higher speeds, and be more resistant to viruses and crashes. Oh and end world poverty.
Everyone then? Well good news, it seems the Japanese have taken on this colossal task…all except the world poverty issue, but I thought if we’re dealing with miracles why not throw that one on top? No, too much? Ah well, worth a try.
According to Japanese communications minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan will start research and development on technology for a new generation network that will eventually replace the internet, entering commercial use in 2020.
I love it, what a great way to highlight your nation’s technological genius, while locking everyone in to your new network, than reshaping the digital world as we know it and starting a newer, cleaner, faster, more resilient internet. I’d love to see the budget for that project.
engadget has the story.