IIT Bombay enters into a strategic tie-up with Agilent Tech

Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay has joined hands with Delhi-based IT company Agilent to develop technologies for the speedy data transfer on the web.

Announcing the collaboration with IIT – Bombay, Agilent Technologies said it would build technologies for 100 Gigabit as well as next generation carrier ethernet networks in the metropolitan space.

'It is a great pleasure to partner with Agilent Technologies and to explore areas that could potentially redefine the Ethernet network domains. With this association we hope to contribute substantially to the telecommunication research at the global level,' said Professor Ashwin Gumaste of IIT Bombay.

The technologies that would be developed through this association would be employed by next generation data centres for mobile back-haul traffic.

Agilent Technologies President and Country General Manager Venkatesh Valluri said, 'Such collaborative technologies that help in enhancing data speeds multifold would create new global business opportunities.'

With this collaboration emphasis on the future of ethernet would be a key shift for private-public partnerships in the Indian scenario.