BCnet will be using WaveRider
Communications‘ NCL135 wireless bridge to link selected departments of
Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT).
BCnet claims to be one of North America’s fastest networks connecting research and
education sites across Canada to each other and the U.S. Internet2 sites.
“BCnet stands in the forefront of innovation today, with an expanding client base of nearly 100
organizations connecting tens of thousands of individual users, carrying
nearly 3 Terabytes per month on its high speed backbone,” said Bruce Sinclair, WaveRider President and CEO.
BCnet is a high-speed backbone running at 155 Megabits per second, with
routed interconnections to all BCnet sites. The backbone is connected to the
Canadian and worldwide Internet via Bell Canada and CA*net2. BCnet has also
been appointed by CANARIE (an arm of Industry Canada) to operate the CA*net2
Gigapop in British Columbia.
CA*net2 is the new high speed national network connecting research and
education sites across Canada to each other and to the Internet2 sites in
the United States.
“One of the main reasons we selected the WaveRider product is that it is non-proprietary,” said Michael Hrybyk, BCnet’s General Manager. “This allows for the widest number of participants, and helps keep down the connection costs. We were also very impressed by the product’s built-in