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Wiring up for TNC 21

As usual, NORDUnet has chipped in to help make the TNC – this year held virtually – a success.

For professionals in the research and education network community, the annual flagship event held by European R&E network association GÉANT, the TNC, is a must. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TNC 21 is held online. Still, this has in no way reduced the options for following cutting edge presentations, joining seminars, and mingling in birds-of-a-feather events to suit any area of interest.

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Framework contract for Speech2Text service awarded

NORDUnet is happy to announce that the framework contract for a Speech2Text service has been awarded to Amberscript B.V.

As a result of the call for tender five bidders replied within the response deadline, 21 May 2021 at 12:00, with document packages complying with the formal requirements.

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Major step forward for the GREN

NORDUnet is excited to learn about a major advance in high-speed research and education networks in the Asia Pacific Oceania region, undertaken by eleven global leaders in R&E networking from around the Pacific Ocean.

The Asia Pacific Oceania network (APOnet) collaboration will connect East Asia, Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America. 

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Mapping the Global Research and Education Network

Since the dawn of the internet, networks have created maps to visualize their reach, capabilities, capacities, operations, and more. Countless such maps have been produced. A session at the upcoming TNC – the annual flagship event of the European R&E network association GÉANT – is dedicated to a new tool which will help map not just one network, but the entire Global Research and Education Network (GREN).

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Hermes Award for NORDUnet Publication

Another platinum win bestowed on “The Power of Nordic Unity - 40 years of NORDUnet”.

NORDUnet is honoured to have received a prestigious platinum Hermes Creative Award in the digital publication category for best eBook/iBook.

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NORDUnet Position on Arctic Connect and European Data Gateway Platforms Strategy

We are sad to learn that the Arctic Connect Submarine Cable project has encountered a setback, as voiced in the recent announcement from Cinia on the status of the Arctic Connect Submarine Cable system project. This, however, will not change NORDUnet’s focus towards the EDG Platforms Strategy, and we will continue to explore options for Arctic connectivity, in addition to connectivity towards Asia and North America.

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Speech2Text Solution call for tender closed

In response to the invitation to suppliers of Speech-to-text solutions to bid for a single framework contract for a speech to text transcription and subtitling cloud service for the Nordic R&E community a number of interested stakeholders have submitted their bids. 

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New wins for NORDUnet publication

We are honored to have received two prestigious NYX Marcom Grand Awards, the competition's highest honor, for NORDUnet's 40th-Anniversary digital publication. 

The publication has won a Grand Award in two categories: ”Best” and ”Research” in the 2021 NYX Awards. It was selected by the Grand Jury amongst 2163 entries from 33 countries.

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Increasing scalability for R&E security solution

NORDUnet supports further strengthening of eduVPN software, for the usecase where eduVPN is used by university campuses and research institutions to allow remote users to securely access the insitution networks and IT resources.

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Meet your fellow internet heroes at RIPE

Twice a year, professionals keeping the European internet afloat gather for the RIPE conference to get updated on the latest trends.

We take the internet for granted, but without thousands of technicians working behind the scenes it wouldn’t exist. The RIPE conference is where the unsung heroes of the European part of the internet meet twice a year to mingle and get updated on the latest development in research, technology and best practice.

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