Data transmissions represent the main requirement for solving tasks in many fields. Basic component of e-infrastructure is therefore a powerful network that can reliably support outstanding requirements concerning volume or qualitative parameters of data transmissions. QNREN backbone infrastructure is targeting the following characteristics:
At the physical layer, the communication infrastructure is built on optical fibers that allow the highest possible transmission rates.
QNREN is internationally connected via Netherlight, a GLIF Open LightPath Exchange. From there QNREN is able to connect to the European backbone for science, research, and education GÉANT, American REN (Internet2) and other Research & Education (R&E) networks.
High level diagram of the existing network can be found below.