Beijing reports completion of next-generation Internet project

China has successfully built the core network of its next-generation Internet, leading the world in developing a larger, faster and safer Internet that will dominate the future, a Xinhua News Agency report said.

The network, called CNGI-CERNET2/6IX, passed the examination of an expert team organized by the Ministry of Education, the Xinhua report said.

Experts said the network reached world-leading levels with major innovations and would give China a bigger say in the field.

China launched the building of the next-generation Internet in 2003 and completed in 2005 its first next-generation Internet, the CNGI-CERNET2, the report said.

The success of the CNGI's core network freed China from dependence on foreign key Internet technologies and products and ensured national information security, said experts.

Proposed in mid-1990s, the next-generation Internet was estimated to increase information transmitting speed by more than 1,000 times to 40Gbps.

It also offered more safety, easier management and almost inexhaustible Internet addresses. In the next-generation Internet, the Internet protocol version 6 was applied instead of the currently used Internet protocol version 4, the report said.