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TEIN - a gateway for global collaboration
With more than 55 million users and representing over 60% of the world's population, the TEIN network currently interconnects universities and research centres in 21 countries and economies across Asia-Pacific. 

Between 2006 and 2012 the TEIN regional network was established and managed by DANTE (now GÉANT). In September 2012, responsibility for the successor phase, TEIN4, was transferred to the TEIN* Cooperation Center (TEIN*CC) with the backing of the Korean government. The current project phase Asia@Connect (2016-2021) receives €20m funding support from the European Union.

For more information visit the Asi@Connect website. 

GÉANT is a member of the CAE-1 collaboration, that consists of six parties (GÉANT, TEIN*CC, AARNet (Australia), SingAREN (Singapore), NORDUnet and SURFnet). Together, the CAE-1 partners have procured and deployed a long-term 100Gbps link between Singapore and London, whereby each has a share of the capacity available.

GÉANT also collaborates with strategically important NRENS in the region:
  • Two 10Gbps links to China, procured by GÉANT in collaboration with the two R&E Chinese networks, CERNET and CSTNET, respectively, support Europe-Chinese research, and providing mutual back-up for each other, and for the CAE-1 100Gbps link between European and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • A direct 100Gbps provided by the Japanese network NII/SINET supports Europe-Japan collaborations.
  • The Academia Sinica Grid Computing (ASGC) network of Taiwan also peers with GÉANT via a 10Gbps link to the GÉANT point-of-presence in Amsterdam. In addition, TWAREN (Taiwan) peers with GÉANT in New York.

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Central As​ia


The CAREN Co-operation Centre (CAREN CC) provides for regional R&E networking in Central Asia. 

CAREN CC was established under the EU co-funded CAREN project, which was launched in 2010. 

Following the end of EU funding for the region in December 2019, CAREN CC and the region’s NRENs have started a new phase of regional collaboration and continue their engagement with GÉANT.

Find out more at https://icaren.org/


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In May 2020 GÉANT and SRISA, the Scientific Research Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences, have signed (virtually) a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) agreeing to work together for mutual benefit in the field of information and communications technology. The work is currently underway to establish a 10Gbps interconnection.

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