NKN has addressed the essential need of the country of a robust high bandwidth and low latency network which facilitates sharing of knowledge resources. NKN has a scalable architecture incorporating the future requirements and new possibilities which may unfold in course of time.
Since March 2010, NKN with its multi-gigabit capability has connected over 1600 universities, research institutions, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across the country. Many agencies in the field of nuclear, space and defence research are now on NKN.
Linkage with global networks to collaborate with the research & education communities is one of the imperative goals of NKN. Association with SAARC countries in research and innovation space would entailNKN connectivity with National Research & Education Networks (NRENs) of Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the near future.
To strengthen collaborative research facility in various critical and emerging areas for NKN community with partners from around the world, infrastructure for setting up of International (extended) PoPs at Amsterdam has been established. This has enabled connectivity between NKN and other international R&E networks such Internet2 and GEANT apart from existing connectivity with TEIN4. NKN shall be able to reach out farther in the research and collaboration space with PoPs coming up at Singapore, Geneva and New York.
NKN provides easy access to knowledge and an impetus for research and collaboration among institutions of excellence. NKN has brought about a knowledge revolution that has been instrumental in transforming society and promoting inclusive growth.