Gigabit-speed connectivity to Central Asia 04/May/2017
Research and education communities across Central Asia and Europe are already starting to benefit from the recent deployment of a ring of 1 Gbps circuits across the regions, officially inaugurated at the start of the 2nd CAREN Regional Networking Conference (CRNC 2017) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
This capacity injection is a key component of the EU-funded Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) project which – now in its 3rd phase – sets out to create a sustainable, high-capacity data network serving higher education and research institutions across Central Asia.
Steve Cotter, CEO GÉANT, said: “GÉANT has been given the mandate by the European Union to help build digital bridges between Europe and other world regions to strengthen existing and catalyse new collaborative research and education activities. EU funding, combined with the expertise of GÉANT and its national research and education network (NREN) partners in Central Asia, puts CAREN in a unique position to turn the ancient Silk Road into a high-speed digital highway.”