GÉANT pan-European network

The GÉANT network continues to set the standard for speed, service availability, security and reach, delivering the high performance that more than 50 million users rely on.

GÉANT interconnects Europe's national research and education networking (NREN) organisations with an award-winning high bandwidth, high speed and highly resilient pan-European backbone – connecting Europe's researchers, academics and students to each other, and linking them to over half the countries in the world.


Critical to open science

The network is essential to Europe's e-infrastructure strategy, supporting open science with an exascale ready e-infrastructure and advanced networking services for trusted access. It offers the highest levels of capacity and security users need, where and when they need it.


GÉANT's role in Europe is unique: by interconnecting Europe's NRENs, we bring Europe's brightest minds together to collaborate virtually and accelerate research, drive innovation and enrich education. ​​

What sets the GÉANT network ​​apart? 

GÉANT prides itself on providing what commerci​al operators cannot. What is that? 

The GÉANT network t​​​echnology

The network is built on two layers: transmission and packet. Why is this best? 

GÉANT topo​logy m​ap

GÉANT interconnects Europe's NRENs. ​



​​network_banner.jpg Planning for the future of the GÉANT network​​