Assisting next level e-learning in South Asia

Following several years of collaboration on remote education, NORDUnet and partners in six South Asian countries take things to the next level. Project BeLISAC – Building eLearning Infrastructure in South Asian Countries – seeks to utilize the momentum for e-learning which has swept across the region since the COVID-19 outbreak. Erik Kikkenborg, Media Services Manager […]

Aloha to new far North fiber connections

Figuratively, the path to new fiber connections in the far north passes through Hawaii. Presence at the PTC23 (Pacific Telecommunications Council 2023) conference in Honolulu, January 15-18, forms an important element of NORDUnet’s strategic efforts to strengthen the digital sovereignty of the Nordic research and education communities.

NORDUnet to lead Northern EU Gateways work package

The efforts by NORDUnet to catalyze establishment of a subsea cable connection through the Arctic Ocean have gained significant momentum through a grant from the EU. The new funding will allow NORDUnet and partners to investigate in detail how subsea optical cables can connect Europe to Japan and North America through the polar region. “We […]

Save the date – NORDUnet Community Workshop 2023

NORDUnet Community Workshop #NCW23 (previously known as the Technical Workshop) will take place on 12 – 14 September 2023 in Copenhagen. The NORDUnet Technical Workshop has been a key event for the Nordic research and education networking community for many years. It has provided a forum for professionals working in the field to come together, […]

NORDUnet commitment to Far North Fibre

Globe seen from the north, showing FNF route.

In a presse release on 2 December 2022, Far North Fiber, Inc has announced a Letter of Intent signed with NORDUnet, wherein NORDUnet express interest in a dedicated fiber pair in the FNF Submarine Cable System between Norway/Finland and Japan. This could potentially also include other landing points pending interest from Research & Education Network […]

GÉANT Association elects new chair and board members

At an in-person session today in Amsterdam, the GÉANT Association general assembly elected new members to its Board of Directors. Gilles Massen, Director of the Restena Foundation (NREN of Luxembourg) was elected chairman of the GÉANT Association board of directors for a period of three years. Heidi Fraser-Krauss (CEO of UK NREN Jisc) and George […]

Subsea Threats: Resilience is Called For

The current geopolitical situation highlights the importance of having a range of alternative fiber optic cables to ensure true sovereignty in connectivity. The war in Ukraine and the recent sabotage on Baltic Sea gas pipelines have underscored the vulnerability of the critical, international infrastructure that ties the modern world together. This is not only true […]

Arctic input at Danish NREN conference

Danish NREN DeiC invites stakeholders for its two-day Annual Conference 2022. The conference is held as a physical event 26-27 October with the overall theme “Alignment and Maturity: Implementing Research Infrastructure Solutions”. In line with tradition, this year’s DeiC Conference is structured around the four key pillars of the DeiC infrastructure Data Management HPC & […]

NORDUnet tackles power consumption

Thanks to more energy-efficient operation, the Nordic research and education community does not need to fear increasing cost for use of Zoom and similar services. Through smarter operation of servers and related equipment, NORDUnet will be able to save up to 40 pct. of power consumption related to its media services. The savings will allow […]

Swedish networking throughout October

From 11 to 27 October, Swedish NREN Sunet invites its stakeholders to join online seminars, presentations, and opportunities for mingling. In these unrestful times, cyber security is high on the agenda as Swedish national research and education network Sunet continues the Sunetdagarna (Sunet days) tradition. For instance, participants may learn how the Kalix municipality recovered […]