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24 Sep. 2020

The heart of the Belgian Internet celebrates 25th anniversary

This month, BNIX (Belgian National Internet eXchange) celebrates its 25th anniversary. BNIX was set up in 1995 by Belnet and started at the time - as the Internet was slowly emerging - with six participants and one Point of Presence. 25 years later, 58 participants are connected to the platform and BNIX has three Points of Presence (Interxion in Zaventem, LCL in Diegem and CenturyLink in Evere).
18 Sep. 2020

Astronomers from the Institute of Astronomy (KU Leuven) operate Mercator telescope from a distance of 3,000 km

Thanks to the technology developed by the Institute of Astronomy and the high-performance Belnet connection, (future) astronomers will be able to continue their research from 3,000 kilometres away during the COVID-19 crisis. Belnet spoke with Prof. Hans Van Winckel, Head of Astronomy at the KU Leuven.
25 Jun. 2020

Joachim Opdenakker has a student job at Belnet: “Perfect complement to my Network Management studies”

At Belnet, we regularly welcome students for regular employment or on work placement. This way we can offer young talent the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of our (network) infrastructure and services. One such student is Joachim Opdenakker, who has been part of our Network Team for the past two years.

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