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
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
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
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.