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Techopedia explains Cyclades
Despite Cyclades' major strides in networking technology, it is still considered a footnote in the development of the Internet compared to ARPANET. This is because the European postal and telecommunications authorities chose to adopt the X.25 standard rather than packet switching as their data transmission protocol. As a result, they campaigned against packet switching networks and the use of the datagram. This eventually led to a reduction in funding for the Cyclades project, which led to its eventual dissolution.