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The TransPAC3 Collaboration is composed of a cooperative partnership with the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and DANTE, and in further cooperation with Internet2 as well as numerous other research and education networks that will be connected through the project to continue and enhance the existing, highly successful TransPAC2 project. The TransPAC3 Collaboration proposes a powerful, straightforward plan to provide multi-gigabit bandwidth and services connecting researchers in the US with their counterparts in Asia. TransPAC3 builds on and enhances the highly successful TransPAC2 and TransPAC projects. The R&E networks included in the TransPAC3 Collaboration cover all of Asia excluding only North Korea.

The TransPAC3 Collaboration will expand and enhance services in security, measurement, identity management, and operational integration. Close cooperation among the participants will maximize US-Asia connectivity, increase collaborations (particularly with respect to security), ensure deployment of accurate and useful measurement technology, deploy dynamic circuit services to meet the needs of high-bandwidth applications, and decrease costs by eliminating duplication of expensive network links.

The TransPAC3 Collaboration will facilitate direct US-Asia research interactions and provide greatly expanded opportunities for US research collaborations across all the regions of Asia due to the greater numbers of countries reached and the higher capacities deployed. Particularly noteworthy is the recent joint IU-APAN-DANTE cooperation in connecting Pakistan to the global R&E infrastructure.