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Interconnection of European research and university networks at 34-155 mbit/s

Objective



This project is financed by the joint research networking initiative of Esprit and the Telematics Applications Programme, and by the ACTS programme.

JAMES is a collaborative project between 18 European network operators to research the use of ATM technology for broadband networks. The project aims to develop a Europe-wide ATM-based interconnection structure together with associated experimental services to meet the requirements for implementation of a European High Speed Network for Research in response to a growing user demand for higher bandwidth services. Connectivity for experimental use between the National Research Networks and European research projects (e.g. Esprit projects, National Hosts, ACTS Projects) is provided over an ATM bearer service based on the trans-European network infrastructure established for the European ATM Pilot.

The JAMES project is to experiment, test and evaluate the provision of new ATM-based broadband services and applications throughout Europe. These experiments will use traffic originating from National Research Networks and National Hosts.

The major objectives of the JAMES project are to:

- Establish the user requirements in terms of type of service, features, quality of service metrics, time scale and support, in collaboration with the users.
- Prioritise user requirements and define a trial plan for each service required,
- Assess the market potential and projections for trans-European broadband services,
- Plan, design, build and operate the underlying infrastructure, building on the experience and capabilities of the ATM Pilot,
- Validate end-user services and prove end-to-end operability through experimental trials carrying user traffic,
- Obtain and exploit feedback from the experimental users (particularly National Research Networks and National Hosts) in order to enable each Network Operator to plan and prepare the launch of acceptable and cost-effective commercial services (Exploitation Plan).

A Users Board (UB) has been set up to manage the interface of the project with the users, and provide direct support to users for projects technical problems.

http://www.labs.bt.com/profsoc/james/

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

France Telecom
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
France

Participants (19)

Belgacom
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Emile Jacqmain, 151
1210 Bruxelles
British Telecom plc (BT)
United Kingdom
Address
British Telecom Centre 81 Newgate Street
EC1A 7AJ London
Deutsche Telecom
Germany
Address
Godesberger Allee 87-91
53175 Bonn
Finnet International Ltd
Finland
Address
Not Known
Not Known
General Directorate of Post and Telegraphs
Austria
Address
Not Known
Not Known
Hellenic Telcommunications
Greece
Address
Fok Negri 3
112 57 Athens
Portugal Telecom
Portugal
Address
Av. Fontes Periera De Melo 40
1000 Lisboa
Post and Telecom Iceland
Iceland
Address
Not Known
IS 150 Reykjavik
Ptt Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Address
Av. Montereg 8
2020 Luxembourg
Ptt Telecom Netherlands
Netherlands
Address
Maanweg 174
2500 GD The Hague
Swiss Post and Telecommunication
Switzerland
Address
Viktoriastrasse 21
3030 Bern
Telecom Eireann
Ireland
Address
43-46 Malborough St.
Dublin 1
Telecom Finland - Telecom Research Centre
Finland
Address
P.o. Box 145
00511 Helsinki
Telecom Italia
Italy
Address
Via San Dalmazzo 15
10122 Turin
Teledanmark
Denmark
Address
Kannikegade 16
8000 Aarhus C
Telefonica de Espana
Spain
Address
Gran Via 28
28013 Madrid
Telenor As
Norway
Address
Not Known
Not Known
Telia Ab
Sweden
Address
Farnebogaten 81-87
123 86 Farsta
The Israel Telecommunication Corporation Ltd
Israel
Address
Ahad Haam Street 9
61294 Tel Aviv