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04/24/2014 - 15:27
Belnet will have new ultra high-performance optical network as from August 2014
Up to 100 Gbit/s Internet bandwidth
Belnet is upgrading its optical network. The deployment was awarded to network specialist Ciena. The new network, which will be taken into use in August 2014, is a mesh network which can handle 88 x 100 Gbit/s on each fibre optic link. As a comparison: on the existing network, capacity is 42 x 10 Gbit/s per ring. This upgraded network will enable...
04/24/2014 - 12:15
New tariffs connectivity
For research only
The International organisations, public or private institutions which are into research activities can connect them to access (inter) national research programs networks. These organisations can exchange data with each other via the Belnet network but also with foreign partners via the GÉANT network and other international research networks....
04/22/2014 - 13:30
Who’s Who – Services department
Get to know our Services unit
Last March, we dedicated our Who's Who to the Services Department. Fernand De Decker, head of department, gave us an overview of the main jrojects within his team. Pascal Panneels and Philippe Van Hecke, project leads and both involved in the Belnet R&E Federation, told us more about this Federation, one of our most essential services. Fernand...
04/11/2014 - 14:44
Update - Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL
Servers and systems of Belnet are checked and updated
After the security breach in the OpenSSL system (Heartbleed) Belnet immediately began with a thorough check of its systems and services and also started with a risk analysis. This analysis shows us at the moment that only a few servers were vulnerable due to the bug. There was no sign of a breach via the Heartbleed bug in our systems. We can...
04/10/2014 - 16:58
Heartbleed Bug in OpenSSL
Belnet is currently analysing its systems and services
At the moment the media is reporting on the Heartbleed Bug, a serious vulnerability in OpenSSL, a system which offers security and privacy to multiple applications. This bug allows stealing usernames, passwords, bank details and credit card information. Belnet is aware that this bug has a high security risk. We are therefore analysing as we speak...
03/31/2014 - 12:24
Belnet at Forum TIC, 3rd of April in Tournai
Come and meet us!
This Thursday, the 3rd of April, the 9th ICT Forum will take place at the Eurometropolitan e-Campus in Tournai. This year’s theme "Dare to teach with ICT" is particularly interesting for stakeholders in higher education. The Forum is organised by the ‘Campus Numérique’ initiative and Belnet joins in for the second time. Campus Numérique is a...
03/25/2014 - 14:40
Hands-on session eduroam – govroam 24/04/2014
You can subscribe now on our event site
You are part of an organisation within research and education or of a public service? You wish to give your users a simple and secure access to your own wireless network? Then Belnet might have the solution for you: with our eduroam (education roaming) service we target research and education. Our govroam (governmental roaming) service on the...