DescriptionSubmarine cables carry 99% of all international data to connect the world together. Today there are over 400 cables that span the seas and oceans of the world ensuring your data reaches its intended destination in milliseconds. In this engaging lecture, Yves Poppe will discuss the past, present and future demands on these systems and how global telecom operators and private entities such as Google and Facebook are keeping up with our insatiable demand for more bandwidth.
Yves W Poppe
Yves Poppe currently advises NSCC Singapore on transcontinental supercomputing connectivity. Previously with A*STAR CRC, he contributed to the infiniCortex project. His current concentration helps facilitate the introduction of the Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) modeled on the ScienceDMZ and DTN concept initially developed by ESnet and extends it to a Global Research Platform (GRP) for Research Collaboration. The embryo of APRP involving Australia, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore was successfully demonstrated at SC18 and SC19. Yves retired from Tata Communications, where he pioneered a high-speed international Research & Education network. Twelve years later, in 2013, he contributed to the first transatlantic 100Gbps connectivity with ANA-100 and in 2014 at A*STAR facilitated the first transpacific 100Gbps R&E connection between SingAREN and internet2. Yves represents NSCC at Geant, Internet2, Canarie, GRP, ASREN, and APAN, where he is Chair of the BackBone Committee. Since its inception, he has also been an ardent promoter of IPv6 and is co-founder of the International IPv6 Forum.
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