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OCCAID.. Reloaded.

Building upon the successful predecessor network, OCCAID2 is the second generation of one of the largest IPv6 based R&D networks in existance.

Upon completion of all phases, OCCAID2 will connect and deliver service to over 25 metropolitan cities around United States and 6 countries in Europe at speeds ranging from one to five gigabits per second.

With legacy-free, high capacity optical technologies, OCCAID2 will go even farther, adding support for IPv4/IPv6 dual-stacked unicast and multicast protocols. This upgrade initiative is part of a continuous cycle of improvements to provide carrier and research communities with a world-class network backbone for supporting discovery and innovation.


The program of activities will be co-funded by the private sector and between participating members. After the election of Program Steering Committee members, program funding is scheduled to begin in September 2006 and last for two years.


The election for OCCAID2 Program Steering Committee is scheduled in February 2006. Master plan for three-phase backbone buildout will be finalized and approved by the committee and board of directors by deadline of June 12, 2006. Phase I deployment is scheduled to commence in September, parallel to the existing network, with installation of new core routers.

New updates to the OCCAID2 initiative will be posted on this web page. If you wish to inquire more information about OCCAID2 or would like to participate, please email occaid2 [at] occaid.org.

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