Japan will research Net replacement

[AP] Japan plans to start research on new networking technology that could one day replace the Internet amid its growing quality and security problems, according to the nation’s communications ministry.U.S. and European researchers already have started similar efforts to rebuild the underlying architecture of the Internet.Yoshihiro Onishi, assistant director at the Japanese communications ministry, said Japan must follow suit to stay competitive. Post-Internet network technology is expected to become imperative by 2020, he said.”The Internet is reaching its limit,” he said. “We feel this research for the technology is definitely needed.”

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