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Building the Next Generation Internet

The Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative aims to shape the future Internet as an interoperable platform ecosystem that embodies the values that Europe holds dear: openness, inclusivity, transparency, privacy, cooperation, and protection of data. The NGI will drive this technological… Continue Reading →

100Gbps ring connection around the globe supercharges EU-Japanese science collaborations

Scientific communities across Europe and Japan are set to benefit from an interconnection upgrade from 20 to 100Gbps between the pan-European GÉANT network and the Japanese Science Information Network (SINET), operated by the National Institute of Informatics (NII). The new… Continue Reading →

Networking Performing Arts Production Workshops 2019

The Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPWs) is an annual gathering of artists, students, academic administrators and technologists exploring the use of interactive media in arts education and performance. Explore prominent use cases, experience live performances leveraging advanced networks, and… Continue Reading →

Scientific communities in Europe and China to benefit from additional high-speed intercontinental link

Collaborative scientific research between Europe and China is set to be further boosted by an additional 10G of inter-regional connectivity which has just entered service. Jointly tendered and contracted by GÉANT and CSTNET, the Chinese science network, the new circuit… Continue Reading →

Cable damage? How an international backup saved a national network

Why are cross-border fibres important? Investing in international connectivity can give NRENs the possibility to quickly set up a backup solution in case of necessity. This is what happened in Italy on 9 January, when a large number of cables… Continue Reading →

SURF completes first phase of the network of the future

SURF in the Netherlands is working on the ongoing development of the SURFnet network as part of its SURFnet8 project. The migration of the new optical layer is now complete. The migration of the service layer is due to commence… Continue Reading →

ECI Telecom webinar: the rise of Lifecycle Automation Systems 20/11/2018 13:00 CET

To quote Bob Dylan, “The times they are a changin.” Change and digital transformation of telecom service providers, including NRENs, is occurring at three levels: the underlying network, business and operations systems, and a new class of Lifecycle Automation Systems… Continue Reading →

3rd EaPEC conference brings attention to Moldovan research and education networking

High visibility for RENAM was a practical outcome of hosting the 3rd Eastern Partnership E-infrastructures Conference – EaPEC 2018 – on 17-18 October. RENAM, the Research and Educational Networking Association of Moldova, presented a rich menu of services, gathering immediate… Continue Reading →

10 ways how SDN influences modern networking, Which one is yours?

To think of disruption, we think of innovations that displace earlier technologies and take things to a new level – SDN is an “emerging” concept, highly dynamic, manageable, cost-effective and adaptable, therefore SDN is now being eclipsed by Software-Defined everything… Continue Reading →

Somalia connects to UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

Recently, the UbuntuNet Alliance – the networking organisation in Eastern and Southern Africa – announced the successful connection of the Somali NREN SomaliREN to the regional UbuntuNet backbone with an STM 1 circuit from Mogadishu to the Alliance’s PoP in… Continue Reading →

Another AfricaConnect2 milestone achieved: Morocco re-connected

Earlier this month the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a 1 Gbps connection between the Moroccan National Research and… Continue Reading →

Iceland: the world’s volcanic laboratory

Iceland, the land of ice and fire, owns its existence to a large volcanic hot spot sitting on a mid-oceanic ridge – a unique setting. The island is a true paradise for volcanologists, where they try out novel data-intensive monitoring… Continue Reading →

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