SURF gladly joins forces with R&E networks around the world, to improve network connectivity to Asia. Collaborations such as CAE-1 show the power and impact that we can have as a community. We are looking forward to technological accomplishments and scientific discoveries that will be possible through this dedicated connection for research and education.
Extra network capacity for research and education collaboration between Asia and Europe
Collaboration in international consortium
An international consortium of 6 research and education (R&E) networks, including AARNet (Australia), GÉANT (Europe), NORDUnet (European Nordics), SingAREN (Singapore), SURF (The Netherlands) and TEIN*CC (Asia-Pacific), today announced the launch of Collaboration Asia Europe-1 (CAE-1), a new high performing 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) link between Singapore and London for research and education.
Shorter, faster, cheaper
By working together, the consortium of 6 R&E networks, operating across 11 time zones, was able to procure far beyond what a single R&E network could procure across such a vast 13,000 kilometre distance. This is a significant step forward to closing the high-speed connectivity gap between Asia and Europe, providing shorter, faster and cheaper connectivity for research and education.
V.l.n.r. René Buch (NORDUnet), Yong Hwan Chung (TEIN*CC), Lawrence Wong (SingAREN), Erik Huizer (GÉANT), Erwin Bleumink (SURF), Mary Fleming (AARnet)
Signing the CAE-1, from left to right: René Buch (NORDUnet), Yong Hwan Chung (TEIN*CC), Lawrence Wong (SingAREN), Erik Huizer (GÉANT), Erwin Bleumink (SURF), Mary Fleming (AARnet)