The Science Information Network (SINET) is a Japanese academic backbone network for more than 800 universities and research institutions.
It connects many research facilities in such fields as seismology, space science, high-energy physics, nuclear fusion, computing science, and so on. It is now being used by over 2 million users and supports international research collaboration through international lines.

SINET5 began operations in April 2016, and it replaces the previous SINET4.

5 concepts of SINET5

  1. advanced infrastructure
  2. ultra high speed
  3. high reliability/robustness
  4. internationality
  5. multifunction/flexibility