By upgrading this link from 1 to 10 Gigabits per second in June 2017, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Connect (EaPConnect) project and its Ukrainian partner URAN are fulfilling the goal of bringing a world-class R&E network to Eastern Partnership countries, in line with the European Neighbourhood policy that supports increased interconnectivity and economic development for the European Union and its neighbours.
The upgraded link between Ukraine and the GANT pan-European network is based on services provided by RETN (UK) and includes the following features:
- a protected lambda service Kiev-Vienna 10 Gbps
- a protected local tail in Kiev that provides good quality and high-availability service for URAN.
Opportunities for development and collaboration
This improved connectivity enhances the collaborative capabilities of researchers within the Eastern Partnership countries Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova and Georgia and allows them to participate in global research collaborations.