The history of the WIDE project

30 years has passed since the founding of the WIDE Project. During this time, experiments carried out by numerous research cooperatives constituting a variety of organizations and researchers have given rise to significant achievements. The role the WIDE Project has played in the construction of the Internet environments that you see at present is largely responsible for the evolution of the Internet into what it is today.

2012 -
  • WIDE Project Statement on Internet Governance
  • The Fourth Itojun Service Award presented to John Jason
  • Brzozowski, Donn Lee, Paul Saab
  • Dr. Jun Murai, WIDE Project Founder inducted into The 2013 Internet Hall of Fame
  • Operational launch of the 100Gbps WIDE Internet
  • Statement in Facing IPv4 Address Exhaustion
  • Statement about the magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Japan Jun Murai, Visionary Internet developer, to receive 2011 IEEE Internet Award
  • Launch of the Post-Disaster Recovery Internet Project
  • Third Itojun Service Award presented to Alexandre
  • Cassen and Rémi Després for the design and application of “6rd”
  • Jun Murai is promoted to Founder of WIDE Project.
  • The Second Itojun Service Award presented to Bjoern A.
  • Zeeb who is one of developer of FreeBSD.
  • On the Judgement by Osaka High Court for the Developer of Winny and on Social and Moral Obligations of Engineers
  • The first Itojun Service Award presented to Lorenzo
  • Colitti and Erik Kline of Google.
  • The M-Root DNS server has its IPv6 address registered in the root zone, making DNS queries in IPv6 possible.
  • We object to "Restriction of Harmful Information on Network Bill".
  • Itojun Service Award launched to honour memory of dedicated internet researcher and IPv6 pioneer.
  • Succeeded in implementation and interoperability testing of PANA and Diameter, two essential protocols for providing network access authentication in the nextgeneration Internet authentication infrastructure.
  • IPv6 mobility experimental operation service launched using Mobile IPv6 technology
  • WIDE and OSTN Unite to Exchange IPTV Content over the Internet
  • Contributed to setting a new IPv4, IPv6 Internet 2 Land Speed Record with the University of Tokyo
  • USAGI Project awarded the 2006 Information and Telecommunications Award from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Connects TransLight/Pacific Wave and TransLight/StarLight
  • GLIF Workshop conducted with NICT/NII
  • SOI Asia project successfully conducted its Global EWorkshop 2006 with participants from 19 organizations in 10 countries
  • 10th Anniversary Symposium for the A13 Project held in Indonesia
  • SOI Asia Special Symposium - Tsunami:Lessons Learned and Universitie's Role“
  • Prof. Jun Murai awarded with the Postel Award at IETF meeting
  • Cooperation with Syiah Kuala University in the Province of Aceh, Indonesia in a Disaster Recovery Project using the A13 Network
  • Announcement of the conclusion of the KAME Project
  • Connected to JGN-2
  • Hosted MobiHoc2004 (Tokyo/Roppongi)
  • Operational launch of the T-LEX and IEEAF Pacific line
  • Operational launch of the M Root DNS server in Seoul
  • Operational launch of the M Root DNS server in Paris
  • Provided technical support for Net.Liferium 2003
  • Operational launch of the distributed operation of NSPIXP-2 in the Tokyo metropolitan area, changed its name to DIX-IE
  • Hosted IPv6 Technical Summit 2003 (Yokohama)
  • Enhanced the functions of the AI3 network using UDLR technologies
  • WIDE workshop held at Stanford University
  • Internet ITS verification tests carried out in Nagoya and in the Tokyo metropolitan area
  • Hosted 54th IETF (Yokohama)
  • Commenced operations of the M Root DNS server anycast in a rack
  • KAME Project awarded the 2002 Information and Telecommunications Award from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication
  • Hosted Global IPv6 Summit in Japan (Yokohama)
  • Conducted 6th Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • Provided technical support for IPcar verification tests (Yokohama)
  • Launched SOI-Asia
  • Launched School of Internet Studio Project - SOI
  • Co-hosted Internet Conference 2001 (Osaka)
  • Hosted Global IPv6 Summit in Japan (Yokohama)
  • Provided technical support for IPcar verification tests (Yokohama) (Until Jan 2002)
  • Provided technical support for Net.Liferium 2001
  • Conducted 5th Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • Launched e-friends Project
  • Hosted INET 2000 (Yokohama)
  • Hosted iGrid 2000 at INET2000 (Yokohama)
  • Joint hosted Internet Conference 2000 (Yokohama)
  • Hosted Cisco URP workshop (Keio Univ. Mita campus)
  • Hosted Internet Week 2000 (Osaka)
  • Hosted Global IPv6 Summit in Japan (Osaka)
  • Conducted 4th Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • NOC-SFO discontinued, replaced by NOC-LA (Los Angeles)
  • Expanded AI3 network through C-Band satellite communications
  • Operational launch of NSPIXP-6
  • The IPv6 address was allocated by APNIC for the first time
  • Provided technical support for LIFE a ryuichi sakamoto opera 1999
  • ”Hosted IETF IPngWG Interim Meeting
  • ”SOI held first remote lectures, using DV/IPv6 at Keio
  • ”University, the University of Wisconsin, and the Nara Institute of Science and Technology - SOI
  • Conducted 3rd Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • WIDE helped to run official websites of the Nagano Olympic Games and the Nagano Paralympics
  • Launch of the KAME project (completed at 2006.3)
  • WIDE Project 10th anniversary symposium held
  • Conducted 2nd Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • Operational launch of the M Root DNS server
  • Launched SOI (School of Internet)
  • Operational launch of NSPIXP-3 (Osaka)
  • Hosted IWE '96 Jan-Dec (Primary use of the T3 international line)
  • Conducted 1st Internet disaster support drills - IAA
  • Operations of the first IPv6 line between Tokyo and Nara
  • WIDE helped to run the Atlanta Olympic Games website
  • Operational launch of NSPIXP-2
  • Launched joint experiments with Stanford University regarding mobile communications
  • Operational launch of the AI3 network through Ku-Band satellite communications
  • Installation of NOC, Gifu (Softopia Japan)
  • Installation of NOC, Komatsu (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and technology-JAIST)
  • Launch of the AI3 Project
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto's Tokyo Budoh-kan concert was relayed over the Internet
  • Hosted Networld+Interop '94 Tokyo (first Networld+Interop in Japan), provided technical support (Makuhari)
  • Installation of NOC, Hamamatsu (Shizuoka University)
  • Installation of NOC, Hachioji (Tokyo University of Technology)
  • Installation of VSAT tracking station at WIDE camp (2Mbps Satellite line)
  • Installation of NOC-SFO (San Francisco), increased speed of international line to 1.5Mbps
  • Operational launch of NSPIXP-1
  • Installation of NOC, Nara (Nara Institute of Science and Technology - NAIST)
  • Installation of NOC, Hokkaido (Sapporo Electronics Center)
  • International connection point was moved from Hawaii to NASA (FIX-W)
  • Hosted INET'92 (Kobe)
  • Installation of NOC, Hiroshima (Hiroshima University)
  • WIDE connected to Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
  • Installation of NOC, Sendai (AIC)
  • Increased speed of line between SFC-the Univ. of Hawaii (192kbps)
  • First installation of network at WIDE Camp (64kbps)
  • Installation of NOC, Osaka (Senri International Information Institute)
  • Installation of NOC, SFC (Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus)
  • Installation of NOC, Fukuoka (System Soft)
  • Keio University (Yagami Campus) connected to the Univ. of Tokyo (64kbps)
  • With the cooperation of NACSIS, WIDE connects to NSFNET (9600bps)
  • WIDE gained 64kbps leased-line connection to the U.S. via the Univ. of Hawaii (64kbps)
  • Installation of NOC, Tokyo (Iwanami Shoten)
  • Installation of NOC, Kyoto (Advanced Software
  • Technology & Mechatronics Research Institute of Kyoto・ASTEM)
  • First WIDE camp held
  • The Univ. of Tokyo connected to Tokyo Institute of Technology (64kbps)
  • Founding of "WIDE Research Group" (Now the WIDE Project)
  • e-mail exchange written in Japanese started on JUNET
  • JUNET gained international connectivity for the first time, a connection to the Computer Science Network (CSNET) in the USA
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology connected to Keio Univ. (300bps)
  • Network connection between Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio and Tokyo Universities (1200bps)
  • Launch of the JUNET
  • Computer network built at Keio University, Yagami Campus