Déclaration de Ryan Heath sur une amélioration importante de GÉANT, le réseau paneuropéen ultrarapide pour la recherche
On 31 July 2013, Ryan Heath, Spokesperson of Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Agenda, made a statement on a major upgrade of GEANT, the superfast pan-European research network that helped discover the Higgs Boson. Thanks to that upgrade, GEANT could reach speeds up to 2Tbps (terabits per second). From 31 July, capacity of up to 500Gbps is available across the core network. This means individual users across 32,000 universities, higher education institutes, research institutes, schools, libraries, museums, national archives and hospitals can transfer data at speeds of up to 100Gbps. Speeds like this will enable faster collaboration on critical projects and meet the rapidly increasing demand for data transfer capacity.