CONNECT issue #20 is now available


A new unified branding (launched earlier this year) and a new CEO make for exciting times for the GÉANT community. Times they are a-changing!


In this issue, we introduce our new CEO, Steve Cotter who is due to join us later this year, with a full interview planned for the next issue.


Learn how 80 million researchers, academics and students across Europe and China are set to benefit from a new 10Gbps research and education internet link, providing long-term direct and super-fast connectivity between the two regions.


We’ve also introduced 'opinion pieces' with two kicking off this new initiative: Mark Johnston discusses the challenges of keeping the network cost-effective and leading edge; and Michael Enrico gives his thoughts on software-defined networking.


It’s Ada Lovelace Day this week, so what better than an article on what research and education networking is doing to close the gender gap. An important step in improving equal opportunities for women across the industry.


As always there’s plenty to catch up on from our community and updates on services.


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Paul Maurice and Tamsin Henderson


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