Both layers of the SURFnet network - the optical layer and the service layer - are renewed when SURFnet8 is implemented. In 2018, we will complete the implementation of the optical layer and start implementing the service layer.
Implementation optical layer
We started the implementation process in 2017, together with ECI Telecom - the supplier of the new optical layer. In 2017, we migrated the first branches and carried out (almost) all the installation work. We expect to complete the implementation of the optical layer in the second quarter of 2018.
Implementation service layer
We will start with the migration work for the SURFnet8 service layer once the new optical layer has been fully implemented. Together with subcontractor Quanza and Telindus, the supplier of the SURFnet8 service layer, we divided the process into three phases: core locations, metro rings and city rings.