GÉANT​​ p​oint-t​​​o-point services

​​High-performance interconnectivity for the most demanding networking requirements.


For when shared IP services can't provide the capacity or performance needed, GÉANT's point-to-point services provide the perfect solution.


​GÉA​​NT Plus​

The GÉANT Plus serv​​ice allows national research and education networking (NREN) organisations to request point-to-point Ethernet circuits between end-points at GÉANT PoPs (p​oints of presence). Circuits can be established​ to any European NREN.​​​


GÉA​​N​T​ Lamb​​d​a​

GÉANT Lambda provides full wavelengths at up to 100Gbps to support NREN users with particularly demanding network requirements. The service provides transparent 10Gbps, or 100Gbps wavelengths between GÉANT PoPs. GÉANT Lambda services can be provided unprotected or restored using GMPLS (Generalised Multiprotocol Label Switching) signalling. 


GÉANT Bandwidth on Demand
GÉANT Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) is a flexible network option for situations where users need to reliably transfer large data sets for short periods of time between two end points, with guaranteed bandwidth. The service is offered collaboratively by GÉANT and participating European NRENs, delivering a seamless user experience from orderto delivery.

The GÉANT BoD service uses an automated provisioning tool to find the best path across the different networks to create the user’s circuit as they need it. The user does not need to know which networks are being used or configure any devices.

GÉAN​​T Open​​​

GÉANT Open allows NRENs and approved commercial organisations to exchange connectivity in a highly efficient and flexible manner.​ The service uses shared facilities to which all users can connect their own circuits at either 100Gbps, 10Gbps or 1Gbps, and they can then request interconnections with any other participant to provide inter-organisation connectivity.​​


As a first within the European research and education community, approved commercial organisations will be able to connect to GÉANT Open. This will help research and education users to access a wide variety of commercial third parties as part of private-public research projects.​​​


More informa​tion​​​

GEANT Lambda Service Description November 2017.pdf

GEANT Plus Service Description November 2017.pdf

GEANT Open Service Description November 2017.pdf

For more information on the full range of GÉANT point-to-point services​, ​contact GÉANT.
​​At a glance


Ideally suited to major international projects, Point-to-Point services offer a high performance networking solution.


Key ​Facts

Capacities between 1Gbps and 100Gbps provide flexible and cost effective connectivity.