​GÉANT Project GN4-3

The GÉANT Project has gro​wn during its iterations (GN1, GN2, GN3, GN3plus, GN4-1 and GN4-2) to incorporate not just the award-winning 500Gbps pan-European network, but also a catalogue of advanced, user-focused services, and a successful programme of innovation that is pushing the boundaries of networking technology to deliver real impact to over 50 million users.


The GÉANT network provides the high speed connectivity needed to share, access and process the massive volumes of data. This data is generated by, and essential to, diverse research and education communities across such areas as particle physics, bioinformatics, earth observation, drug discovery, and arts and culture.


europe.jpgA European success story

The GÉANT Project and associated activities have been a vital element of Europe's e-infrastructure strategy for almost 20 years.

horizon.jpgSupporting Horizon 2020

The GÉANT Project is a key part of the Digital Agenda for Europe, a flagship initiative driving Europe 2020.

partners.jpgGÉANT Project partners

The collaboration of the NREN partners has long been paramount to the continued success of the GÉANT project.

workpackages.jpgWork Packages

The GÉANT Project is structured ​into four functional activity groups: Networking, Development Service, Production & Security Service​ and Joint Research.

deliverables.jpgGÉANT (GN4-3) deliverables

The GÉANT p​roject has a range of deliverables associated with the activities.

View GN4-2 project deliverables here​​.

white_paper_icon.jpgGÉANT (GN4-3) Project white papers, milestones and other documents

The GEANT project has a range of white papers and supporting documents associated with the activities.


The GN4-3N project will restructure the GÉANT backbone network through exploration and procurement of long-term Indefeasible Rights of Use (IRUs), leased lines and associated equipment. 


GN4-2 Project (May 2016 to December 2018)

Accelerating research, driving innovation and enriching education.
​The GÉANT Proj​​ect

The project is co-funded by Europe's NRENs and the EU. 


As part of the GÉANT 2020 Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA), the project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 856726 (GN4-3).

​​​A history of achievement 
GN4-3 buil​ds on a strong foundation of achievements by predecessor projects. Learn more ab​out key achievements below. 
GN4-3 and GN4-3N highlights - Period 2
GN4-3 and GN4-3N highlights - Period 1
GN4-2 P2
​​GN4-2 P1


GN3plus Innovation ​​

GN3plus Year 2​

GN3plus Year 1 ​