Future Communication Infrastructure
GTE Hawaiian Tel presented a comprehensive overview of the project and
possible applications which could be supported.
The project summary was similar to the presentation on
power and communication infrastructure
at the 1995 Mauna Kea User's Committee Meeting. For more information
refer to the handouts distributed at the meeting.
The implementation of the fiber infrastructure is well under way.
The following table summarizes the current status of critical milestones.
|Engineering and Network Design||Completed|
|Environmental Permits||In Progress|
|Regulatory Approvals||In Progress|
|Material Orders||In Progress|
|Construction Start||Dec. 1995|
|In Service||Q4 96 - Q1 97|
GTE Hawaiian Tel is now proceeding to Phase II of the project,
which includes customer needs assessment and service deployment.
Application Briefing Overview
GTE presented an overview of implementing ATM applications using
various third-party ATM based equipment. They also provided an
example of special assembly ATM rate design. For more detailed
discussion, refer to the handouts, which all attendees have received.