Friday, February 17, 2006

Light up for science

... India stands virtually at the bottom of the world table when it comes to high-speed networking and digital connectivity dedicated to research and education. This is the conclusion of an international committee of scientists dedicated to the task of monitoring and promoting networking and connectivity initiatives for research communities across the world.

Using data from the worldwide passive monitoring of networks, the committee found that India lags at least ten years behind the world leaders, the United States and Western Europe. It is at least three to four years behind countries such as Brazil and China, and only two to three years ahead of the Central Asian Republics and Africa.

From this opinion piece by T. Jayaraman of the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.

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