India's research network connected to NetherLight

15 SEP 2016

The National Knowledge Network (NKN) in India is now connected to NetherLight, SURFnet's open lightpath exchange. Dutch teaching and research institutions can now exchange data at high speed with more than 1,600 universities and research institutions in India.

Transferring data between India, Europe and the US

The National Knowledge Network (NKN) in India is connected to NetherLight, SURFnet's open lightpath exchange. Thanks to the redundant 10 Gbit/s connection between NetherLight in Amsterdam and Mumbai in India, researchers in India have more choices when it comes to transferring data to and from Europe and the United States. 

Over 1,600 universities and research institutions 

Thanks to NetherLight, the Indian network is connected to GÉANT in Europe and to Internet2 in the United States (via ANA-300G).  The institutions connected to SURFnet can now share data at high speed with over 1,600 universities and research institutions connected to India's National Knowledge Network (NKN).

NetherLight, the largest open lightpath exchange in the world 

This brings the total number of international research and teaching networks connected to NetherLight to 18, thereby making NetherLight the largest open lightpath exchange in the world for teaching and research. NetherLight's succes is based in particular on the large number of connected research and teaching networks, which enables the exchange of data with a large number of institutions thanks to the almost unlimited options for trans-Atlantic connectivity and to the availability of optical fibre connections with many destinations around the world.

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