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Posted on 9 February 2016 by GEANT
GÉANT and NICT strengthen ties through new MoU

During APAN41 in Manila GÉANT signed a new MoU with the Japanese network research organisation NICT, reaffirming their commitment to shaping Future Internet experimentation together. Agreed areas of cooperation include testbed interconnection and interoperability and research in the field of Software Defined Networking (SDN). Further areas of mutual interest are expected to be identified during the term of the MoU.

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Posted on 9 February 2016 by GÉANT
Check out the TNC16 preliminary programme!

The preliminary programme for this year's networking conference, TNC16, is now available. The majority of the programme is fixed but some sessions and topics may be subject to changes, or additional items added, to ensure a stimulating and relevant programme for our attendees. Have a look to see what TNC has to offer this year.

Nine high-profile keynote speakers​ are confirmed for the conference, which will be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 12-16 June.

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Posted on 8 February 2016 by SURFnet
Standard used by eduroam for WiFi access now compulsory for Dutch government bodies

The Dutch National Consultation on Digital Government decided on 2 February to put WPA2 Enterprise (the standard used by eduroam for secure access to WiFi networks) on the 'apply or explain' list. This obliges Dutch government bodies and semi-public institutions to support this standard for their WiFi networks.

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Posted on 8 February 2016 by RENATER
100 Gbps lambdas successfully deployed in RENATER backbone

The deployment of the lambdas began in late 2015 (trajectory Paris-Lyon) and today nine lambdas of 100 Gbit/s have been installed in the following trajectories: Paris-Nancy, Paris-Reims, Reims-Nancy, Nancy-Strasbourg, Strasbourg-Besançon, Besançon-Dijon, and Dijon-Lyon. Another link was made between the two core networks in Paris.
RENATER 6 will evolve and answer to the future needs of the education and research community (quantitative increases but also an increase in services, CPE backup boxes, and more) with the latest generation of equipment which provides density ports and increased flow rates.

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Posted on 2 February 2016 by GÉANT
Reboot the Next Generation Networking group: register now!

Registration is open for a meeting focusing the community's interest on rebooting the old Task Force on Next Generation Networking as a GÉANT special interest group. The event is being hosted by GÉANT in Amsterdam on 23-24 February 2016. Register via the EventR community calendar: https://eventr.geant.org/events/2336

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Posted on 2 February 2016 by SURFnet
Milestone: First international terabit connection in production

On 21 January, for the first time, SURFnet took an international network link with a capacity of over one terabit into production. The capacity of 1 terabit per second is seen as a milestone because such speeds make the behaviour of fibre-optic cables and optical amplifiers even more critical. Aside from the capacity for SURFnet, a large part of this capacity was implemented using the 'Alien Wave' concept. This concept makes it possible to share the fibre-optic cable and the optical systems with the European education and research network GÉANT, the NORDUnet networks (Scandinavia) and PSNC (Poland).

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Posted on 2 February 2016 by RedIris
RedIRIS case studies

RedIRIS collaborates, giving advanced connectivity and other complementary services, in multiple relevant research projects. Thanks to RedIRIS, Spanish researchers have tools at their disposal to collaborate with each other electronically under optimum conditions, on both a national and international scale.

Some examples in which RedIRIS has an important role are provided.

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Posted on 2 February 2016 by GÉANT
TNC16: the full line-up revealed

Six high-profile keynote speakers have been confirmed for this year's networking conference, TNC16, in Prague, Czech Republic on 12-16 June. All speakers will address topics relating to the conference theme 'Building the Internet of People'. Discounted 'early bird' registration is open only until 29 February, so register soon!

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Posted on 1 February 2016 by CESNET
100 Gbps to the GÉANT network

CESNET upgraded its connection to the GÉANT European academic backbone infrastructure to 100 Gbps. Besides improved bandwidth, the new connection enables separate international data flows greater than 10 Gbps.

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Posted on 26 January 2016 by SWITCH
Success in the fight against cybercrime

SWITCH recorded a marked decrease in malware infecting Swiss websites in 2015. In contrast to other domains, websites ending in .ch did not see a further increase in phishing cases. SWITCH’s efforts to stop domains being misused are proving effective, making .ch increasingly unattractive as a target for attacks.

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