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ACOnet is part of GÉANT, the pan-European data network dedicated to the research and education community.

The GÉANT project, in its third term, seeks to develop all aspects of European research and education networking. The GÉANT backbone network connects DANTE, TERENA and 32 European National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) including ACOnet as well as four Associate NRENs, which together deliver seamless connectivity to an estimated 40 million research and education users in over 8000 institutions across 40 countries.

GÉANT provides the most enhanced services and widest geographical reach of any network of its kind in the world, with cutting-edge standards of reliability and innovation.

Every ACOnet participant has access to all hosts reachable over GÉANT. The data traffic is only limited by the bandwidth of the physical connection, but not by the contractual bandwidth. The aggregated bandwidth of the GÉANT connection for all ACOnet participant is restricted to 10 Gbps.

For further information please visit the GÉANT website: