Join NetherLight

The open light path exchange

National and international institutions, businesses and service providers can connect to the NetherLight open light path exchange via fibre-optic connections.

Connecting to NetherLight  

You can join NetherLight by establishing a fibre-optic connection using one of the many connection technologies that are supported by NetherLight. As soon as you're connected to NetherLight, you can create reciprocal links with all the other parties that have joined NetherLight. Learn more about preparing for connecting to Netherlight.

Already connected to a participating network?

If you already have a connection to a network that is connected to NetherLight, you may be able to set up a link through this network. In that case, you won't need to have your own connection to NetherLight. For example, education and research institutions that are connected to the SURFnet network via a Multi Service Port (MSP) can connect directly to a party that has joined NetherLight. See an overview of NetherLight partners here.

Charges for connection to NetherLight 2019

The 2017 charges for participation in NetherLight are as follows:

  • 1 Gbit/s connection: EUR 500 per month, exclusive of VAT
  • 10 Gbit/s connection: EUR 1,200 per month, exclusive of VAT
  • 100 Gbit/s connection: EUR 3,000 per month, exclusive of VAT

If you want to use a redundant configuration across both NetherLight locations, you'll need to purchase two ports at each location.

Once you're connected, it's easy to expand

With NetherLight, you can set up reliable connectivity via light paths for every conceivable application. And, since NetherLight is a light path hub, you can easily add light paths without having to invest in a new connection. More on use after connection.

Latest modifications 20 Dec 2018