GÉANT Network Extends Global Reach

Researchers in 58 countries across Europe and south-east Asia are set to benefit from the fast, seamless connectivity available through the pan-European GÉANT and newly expanded TEIN3 research networks. This brings the number of countries connected to the GÉANT network, to over 80 countries worldwide.

High speed links between GÉANT and TEIN3 enable 85 million researchers across both continents to collaborate with their counterparts on groundbreaking research in areas such as disaster warning, climate change, telemedicine and e-learning. Together with connections to other parts of the world, GÉANT and TEIN3 combine to create a global virtual research community that aims to bridge the digital divide.

The newly expanded south-east Asian TEIN3 network now covers 45 million users working in 8,000 institutions across 18 countries.

The TEIN3 project already connects China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. It is now being expanded to link Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia.

Enabling truly global collaboration, GÉANT connects to networks in North America (Internet2, ESnet, NLR, Canarie), Latin America (RedCLARA), the Mediterranean (EUMEDCONNECT2), China (ORIENT), sub-Saharan Africa (Ubuntunet Alliance), and the Black Sea region (BSI). Connections to central Asia (CAREN) are planned along with expanding links to southern and eastern Africa.

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