News & Events

NORDUnet upgrades capacity to Iceland

NORDUnet is happy to announce a new agreement with Farice for network capacity to Icelandic NREN RHnet. NORDUnet, RHnet, and Farice have reached an agreement that provides an upgrade of Icelandic R&E Network connectivity to 2 x 10Gbps (from the current 10 Gbps + 2.5 Gbps backup).  Under the agreement, Farice will deliver fully diverse 10 Gbps North Atlantic circuits, one to London, UK and one to Copenhagen, Denmark, connecting to the NORDUnet optical backbone.

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Call for Papers for UbuntuNet-Connect 2015

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2015, the 8th Annual Conference of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking. The UbuntuNet-Connect series of conferences has been held for the past seven years and is regarded as one of the premier conferences in Africa. This year the conference will take place on 19-20 November 2015 in Maputo (main venue will be communicated soon), Mozambique and will be hosted by MoRENet, the NREN of Mozambique.

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Kent Engström wins GÉANT 2015 Community Award

NORDUnet congratulates Kent Engström (SUNET and Linköping University) with being awarded the 2015 GÉANT Community Award. Kent was honoured for his contributions to the Trusted Certificate Service (TCS – formerly known as TERENA Certificate Service), which helps to increase security in online transactions by facilitating the deployment of digital certificates. The award was presented during the closing plenary of the 2015 TNC conference.

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Roland Hedberg awarded Vietsch Foundation medal of honour

NORDUnet congratulates Roland Hedberg, University of Umeå, with being awarded a Vietsch Foundation medal of honour for his activities in the specification and development of essential components of current Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures (AAI), a cornerstone of secure access to websites, applications and data.

The medal was presented to Roland at the closing plenary of the TNC15 conference in Porto.

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GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 published

GÉANT has published a new issue of the GÉANT CONNECT magazine.  Issue #19 has features on 

  • The GN4 project started on 1 May 2015
  • High-speed connectivity expanding across Africa
  • TNC15
  • GÉANT security initiatives and activities

You can read GÉANT CONNECT issue #19 here.

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Save the date - NORDUnet Conference 2016

Save the date

The next NORDUnet conference will take place on 20-22 September 2016 in Helsinki Finland.


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UNINETT Deploys Arctic Fibre

Using the most northernly subsea cable system in the world, Norwegian NREN UNINETT on 9 May started servicing the arctic research facilities at Ny Ålesund, Svalbard, with highspeed network connectivity.  The connection replaces a radio link with far less capacity.

The Ny Ålesund facility is a unique resource for global research. Located at 78°55′30″N, it offers research teams opportunities found nowhere else. Ny Ålesund is a global research facility used by reasearhers from all over the world. 

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Registration for ICT2015 is open

The "ICT" event is a major conference and network event in the European Commission ecosystem.  This year, ICT 2015 takes place on 20-22 October 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal. This years theme is "Innovate, Connect, Transform". 

The ICT 2015 event will be naturally focused on the newly started Horizon2020 programme of the EC, and will comprise a number of parallel activities:

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UNINETT Conference 2015

The UNINETT Conference 2015 will take place June 3 to 4 in Tromsø, Norway. There will be adjacent workshops June 2 This year's conference theme is Sharing is caring - sharing as a key to success for ICT in higher education.

Learn more about the conference in English and more in Norwegian

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