A very high-speed 'Science and Education Internet' is being connected to India through international Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development (GLORIAD) and the networking process will be completed in August in 2010, Dr Greg Cole, Director and Principal Investigator of the network said.
"The new very high speed linkage will be completed next month which will allow National Knowledge network-connected institutions' high-speed access to global science projects such as International Thermonuclear Experimental Research (ITER), Large Hadron Collider and several small and big projects," Cole said.
Mumbai-based Tata Institute of fundamental Research (TIFR) is hosting all GLORIAD network equipment in India.
"It is through the partnership with the National Knowledge Network (NKN), TIFR, Tata Communications and the US National Science Foundation, the NKN will be connected to GLORIAD-a special global science and education network ringing the northern hemisphere of the earth through optical fibre and connecting millions of scientists and students for advanced global scientific collaboration-in ways unimagined only a few years ago," Cole said.
He was speaking at the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai on Saturday night.