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Telxius boosts Iberian connectivity for GÉANT

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GÉANT is working with Telxius to improve connectivity with the Iberian Peninsula for the benefit of the scientific community.

Interconnecting Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), the pan-European GÉANT network is billed as the "most advanced, well-connected research and education network in the world".

The Telxius network, which includes the Marea and Dunant Transatlantic cables, spans 94,000 km, linking Europe to the US, Latin America and beyond.

“Together with our NREN partners, GÉANT brings Europe's brightest minds together to collaborate virtually and accelerate research, drive innovation and enrich education,” said Bram Peeters, chief network operations officer, GÉANT.

“Leveraging Telxius as one of our valued infrastructure partners in Europe helps us deliver the high-bandwidth, high-speed and highly resilient pan-European backbone that 50 million researchers, academics and students rely on.”

Carlos Casado, head of EMEA sales for Telxius said: “Telxius is pleased to work with GÉANT to support their connectivity requirements across Europe, contributing to the advancement of scientific research and innovation and empowering the work of millions of students, scientists and researchers globally.”

When scaling its network in 2018, GÉANT worked with Coriant Groove, selecting its G30 network disaggregation platform and the Coriant Transcend Chorus transport network to scale its European backbone network. It has also previously tapped Sparkle's cloud services.

Last year, GÉANT collaborated with EllaLink – which itself provides connectivity for the international scientific community – for research and education in Europe and Latin America.

 

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