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Posted on 27 May 2016 by GÉANT
Connectivity boost accelerates EU-Japanese science collaborations

Over 50 million researchers, academics and students across Europe and Japan are set to benefit from a direct 20Gbps (gigabit per second) connectivity injection into the pan-European GÉANT network, celebrated at the launch event of the upgraded Japanese Science Information Network (SINET5) in Tokyo.

The capacity boost comes in response to the increasing data transfer requirements of collaborative research between Europe and Japan on projects such as the ITER energy fusion reactor, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments and the worldwide e-VLBI radio-astronomy network.


Posted on 26 May 2016 by Jisc
Olympic Park reaches new high speeds with superfast internet

It saw world records being set for athletics, track cycling and swimming during London 2012 – and now Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is subject to high speeds of a different kind, with superfast internet connectivity.

Here East – Olympic Park’s former press and broadcast centre, and today the dedicated digital quarter for east London – is now directly connected to the core of the Janet network, the UK’s high-capacity education and research network, to receive resilient internet connectivity of up to 100 Gigabits (Gb) per second. The connection is provided by Jisc.

Loughborough University is the first to take advantage of the Janet network being made available at Olympic Park, taking a connection at its new London site.


Posted on 24 May 2016 by GÉANT
2015 Compendium of NRENs now available

The fifteenth annual GÉANT Compendium of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Europe is now available. The Compendium lays out the work currently being done by NRENs, examining the different contexts in which they operate and explaining important trends in research and education networking that concern them. It's an authoritative reference work for policy makers, funders, NRENs and their users.

This year the Compendium has become an even more interesting read, as experts from across our community have been invited to analyse and interpret the survey results and present key findings using their specialist insight.


Posted on 24 May 2016 by DeIC
Submit a lightning talk for the NORDUnet Conference

The Call for Lightning Talks for the NORDUnet Conference 2016 is open. Lightning talks are five-minute presentations focusing on one key point; this can be an idea, a successful project, a cautionary story, a collaboration invitation, or even a quick tip.

The Finnish NREN Funet/CSC will host this 29th edition of the conference, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland 20-22 September 2016.

NORDUnet 2016 is the Nordic networking meeting place, bringing together the networking community from Nordic universities and NRENs, along with their European and global colleagues. Learn more about the conference on the website:, or submit a proposal:

See you in Helsinki!


Posted on 23 May 2016 by RIPE NCC
RIPE NCC membership and available IPv4 statistics - an update

Ahead of RIPE 72, we take another look at our membership statistics. Was membership growth affected by the Executive Board's resolution preventing multiple LIR accounts? And how will the growth in new LIRs affect the projected lifespan of the available IPv4 pool?


Posted on 23 May 2016 by GÉANT
Deadline for DI4R submissions approaching

Help shape the future of research and education infrastructures. Submit your proposals for the Digital Infrastructures for Research conference by 3 June.

Don't forget to register for the event in Krakow, Poland 28-30 September.


Posted on 23 May 2016 by
EGI is looking for strategy and innovation advisers

The EGI Foundation invites high-level professionals to share their body of experience with the newly established Strategy and Innovation Board. Applications from experts not directly affiliated with the EGI community are especially welcome. The deadline for applications is 23 June 2016.

More details about the call for applications to the Strategy and Innovation Board:


Posted on 19 May 2016 by GÉANT
eduroam celebrates one billion roaming authentications!

To celebrate the one billionth international eduroam authentication since its launch as a GÉANT service, we've refreshed the global eduroam website. Visit


Posted on 17 May 2016 by GÉANT
New TNC16 blog online now!

What has Superman to do with cybersecurity and the WISE (Wise Information Security for collaborating E-infrastructures) community? Find out in the latest TNC16 blog!


Posted on 16 May 2016 by GEANT
ASREN connection opens door to global high-speed connectivity for Middle East science hub

Via its dedicated link from Amman to its PoP in London, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) has recently connected SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) in Jordan to GÉANT and, by extension, to the global R&E networking infrastructure, thus preparing the ground for tackling the data deluge in the years to come.


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