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No special communications facilities have been installed specifically for MICE, although some links are being upgraded by the participants. There are currently three International networks involved: EUROPANET, EBONE and the US Internet. In addition, the CMMC supports communications over ISDN. In each country there are National research networks, and these are connected to the International ones.
The international connections (with the National network in parentheses) are:
The EUROPANET links are running at 2 Mbps; the EBONE links will be at about 1 Mbps between France and Scandinavia, but at significantly less to the UK. The Internet links will mainly be running at 1 - 2 Mbps. There 30 64 Kbps channels of ISDN (Primary Rate) to UCL. However, it should be noted that the EBONE and Internet links also have substantial normal IP traffic; we expect that the EUROPANET links will be relatively lightly loaded during 1993. There are discussion on the direct linking of EBONE and EUROPANET. We expect to be able to give further information at the conference.