About Terabit

Founded upon the principle that "The proper solution exists within the mathematics", Terabit Corporation provides the answers for the coming broadband revolution.

In 1995, Alan Huang, Ph.D., co-inventor of the Batcher/Banyan switch at Bell Labs in the 1980s, made a breakthrough discovery for a new routing architecture. Using elements found within the branch of mathematics known as Group Theory, Dr. Huang realized that many of the blocking and scaling problems plaguing the current routing architectures could be eliminated. He also found that this new model was incredibly more robust in handling outages within the network. He named this innovative architecture the "Galois Network" in honor of the French mathematician who made important contributions to Group Theory.

Further refinement of this idea led to the startling and elegant finding that off-the-shelf standard routers could be used within a Galois Network while implementing the widely used IP standard. This eliminated the need for specialized hardware and software, making the network extremely affordable and accessible. A simple yet enormously more powerful routing system, that could handle data, voice, and video, had been created. It also had the tremendous advantage that it could be utilized right away.

Thus was born the revolutionary "MetaRouter" concept.

Terabit Corporation was formed soon afterwards with the goal of reshaping the infrastructure of the Internet. The overall effect of this new technology will be extremely significant.

Currently, the company is working on a research project sponsored by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). A brief overview of Terabit's effort with DARPA can be found in the project synopsis.

Commercial projects based upon MetaRouters are being planned and are expected to be implemented in the near future.

To learn about our technology, please continue on to the "MetaRouters" section of this website.

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