A true innovator
DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) was established in 1993 to coordinate pan-European research and education (R&E) networking on behalf of Europe’s National Research and Education Networks (NRENs).
Since then our role has evolved to that of a true services innovator, incorporating network planning, procurement, build and operation, as well as coordination of research programmes and development of innovative services.
Working with NREN partners and the European Commission (EC), the high speed networks that we build and operate connect NRENs to each other, and to the rest of the world, enabling scientists academics, innovators and students to collaborate regardless of location across dedicated networks.
Facilitating research and innovation
These networks are built on innovation, using leading-edge technologies to create advanced, high bandwidth infrastructure and end-to-end services that meet the needs of our partners and of their data-intensive R&E communities, facilitating collaboration and discovery by researchers around the world.
As leaders in networking technology, the networks that we build and operate also act as testbeds for new innovations, providing vital experience that drives their successful adoption by commercial providers.
GÉANT, our flagship project, serves some 50 million users across Europe, reaches over 100 countries worldwide and is the most advanced international network of its type. Like many of our projects it is co-funded by the European Commission along with European NRENs.
DANTE is a limited liability company and a not-for-profit organisation, and is owned by a group of 15 European NRENs (see Shareholders).
The GÉANT network is our flagship project, not only providing a blueprint for networking and service innovation, but showcasing excellence in project management, with DANTE now managing and coordinating very large-scale projects all over the world.