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MBS - Managed Bandwidth Service
Part of the Quantum Technical Programme
December 1998 - November 2001
  1. To allow research groups/projects to request bandwidth for specified periods of time, connecting specified nodes, with various service guaranties.
  2. Enabling end-to-end guaranteed capacity between sets of hosts or networks across Europe.
  • Successful organisation and management of string of VPNs based on ATM virtual path connections (VPCs) for projects and events.
  • Identification of exact operational procedures and required support tools.
  • February 1999: completion of the Alpha phase.
  • March 1999: start of the Beta phase.
  • September 1999: completion of Beta phase.
  • October 1999: start of the production service