Global Networking and Partnerships
Supporting Global Infrastructure and Software
Supporting research collaboration at a global scale by providing connectivity, participating in multinational architecture collaborations, and supporting unique uses of next-generation global infrastructure and software. View the roster of Internet2’s global partners.
Big science and research is increasingly a global collaboration between scholars, scientists, researchers, and students. Whether those teams are tackling infectious diseases, discovering the origins of the universe, or training the next generation of scholars, working seamlessly across the globe is essential to the success of their efforts.
Through mutual agreements with similar organizations around the world, and participation in the architecture planning and advancement of global research and education networking efforts, Internet2 establishes ties that will help ensure the continued global interoperability of advanced networking, and enable collaboration between U.S. researchers, faculty, students and their overseas counterparts.
The set of networking services offered to support members’ needs to collaborate globally include:
- high-performance network exchange points for international networking and scientific research collaboration that are managed by Internet2 and collaborators;
- access to testbeds and advanced software prototypes;
- transcontinental “transit” of other R&E networks across the United States; and
- direct access of multiple 100G links to Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.
MAN LAN (New York) and WIX (Virginia) Exchange Points
Provide critical connection points to the U.S. and abroad, enabling researchers to partner and collaborate with their peers around the world.
Atlantic Pacific Research and Education Exchange
A collaboration pilot between Internet2 and Pacific Wave to enable a more seamless service integration between US East and West Coast exchange points.
Advanced North Atlantic
A collaboration to facilitate and enable scientific collaboration across the transatlantic.
Asia Pacific Oceania Network
Contributing resources to create a high-speed, trans-oceanic network services delivery system through major areas of the Asia Pacific Oceania region.
Global Exchange Points
List of U.S.-based international exchange points operated by Internet2 community member organizations.
Complete list of international networks reachable via Internet2’s peering relationships.
Global Network Architecture
GNA embodies a vision to create a blueprint that will enable R&E networks to align their spending for intercontinental bandwidth. Participation is open to all regions of the world.
In The Field blog
Showcasing stories from around the world about people and projects making a difference connected by research and education networks.