gigabit capacity Point Of Presence

An advanced throughput model for establishing robust POPs (Points Of Presence). gigaPOP is a scaleable, high-speed, state-of-the-art interconnection point on the Internet's backbone, made up of switching and routing intersections. Using gigabit-based technology, gigaPOPs are expected to connect universities, laboratories, and urban, state, or regional networks, enabling Internet2 (I2) participants to exchange advanced services with other I2 participants.

For example, college campuses in a geographic region will join together to acquire a variety of Internet services at a regional gigaPOP.

NetLingo Classification: Net Technology