The EC-funded GÉANT (GN4-3N) project – the most significant refresh and enlargement of the pan-European GÉANT network in a decade – continues to ramp up the rollout of new routes, with a further four routes in the Iberian Peninsula now operational:
- Paris – Bilbao (300G initial capacity)
- Bilbao – Porto (200G initial capacity)
- Porto – Lisbon (200G initial capacity)
- Lisbon – Madrid (200G initial capacity)
Once routes are operational, services can begin to be migrated to the new route and GÉANT’s NREN partners and their R&E user communities can take full advantage.
The vast majority of routes on the new network are currently within a carefully planned procurement, build, or deployment stage and will be announced as they move into operation.
Completion of the €63.125m project will see the majority of GÉANT NRENs connected on fibre or spectrum, helping to further narrow Europe’s digital divide and continue to support the needs of the data-intensive research and education communities for another 15 years.
Bram Peeters, GÉANT’s Chief Network Operations Officer adds, “This ambitious project has had many challenges, from the COVID-19 pandemic to an ongoing global semiconductor shortage, but thanks to the enormous collaborative efforts of so many people from the GÉANT community and our proactive and innovative partner suppliers we are making excellent progress towards completion of the project. My thanks to all involved!”
Learn more on the GÉANT Network website: https://network.geant.org/