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RAGIE and ARANDU demonstrated the power of advanced networks

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Guatemalan Advanced Network Research and Education (RAGIE) supported the Paraguayan ARANDU network, to offer a connection test at high speed during the execution of an important event, which brought together researchers, teachers and students from Universities and Research Centers American.

 The thirty-sixth edition of the Latin American Informatics Conference (CLEI 2010) was the perfect setting for the academic community and researchers in the region proved the connection of advanced networking project in Paraguay, Arandu, supported by CLARA.

Arandu is working on a pilot basis from July 30, connecting to the following universities: Nacional de Asunción, Asunción Autonomous, Catholic, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, in addition to the National Council of Science and Technology and the Itaipu Technological Park Foundation.

At the headquarters of the Polytechnic Faculty of the National University of Asunción was presented its first high-speed connection, which was supported by RAGIE, Guatemalan network allowed to use the MCU of the UMG through RedCLARA.

"Through the Mariano Gálvez University, RAGIE supported the Arandu Paraguay network. This will extend the support in conjunction with other Latin American networks for the benefit of education, research and technological innovation. "Said the website of the Guatemalan network.

During the CLEI 2010, Arandu used a bandwidth of 50 Mbps to transmit the papers developed through videoconferencing.

The CLEI is a flagship event sponsored annually by the Latin American Studies in Informatics, which brings together researchers, professors and students from Universities and Research Centers American to discuss research, teaching and development of the area of informatics in the region. In this regard, to achieve experimentally the interconnection with Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks (CLARA), thanks to RAGIE was a big step for Arandu.

To announce the new achievement as well as prospects for Red Arandu, was organized a press conference, which was attended by Mr. Mario Esquivel, President of the Paraguayan Communications Company (COPACO), Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Rolon, President of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Ms. Emily Serafini, Arandu Coordinator and National Coordinator of the Virtual Training Project Digital Mercosur, Mr. Jorge Cabañas, Director of the National Computing Centre and Mr. Gonzalo Martin, representing the Autonomous University of Asunción.