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​G7 ICT Mini​sters’ meeting highlights importance of NRENs and GÉANT

12 mai 2016

The G7 ICT Ministers’ meeting is part of a series of meetings taking place across Japan in April and May. It brought together the ICT Ministers representing the G7 countries of USA, UK, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, and Germany ; plus the European Union, addressing the themes of :

Innovation and economic growth
Unrestricted flow of information, and ensuring the safety and security in cyberspace
Contributing to the resolution of global issues
International understanding and international cooperation in the future

In particular, the Joint Declaration states :

“We recognize the impo​​rtance of development, interconnection and utilization of national research and education networks as providing an open infrastructure for education, research and development purposes that also serve to enhance connectivity around the world.”

RENATER provides high quality, high performance, secure and innovative network and services for the needs of the research and education community. More than two-thirds of the traffic from RENATER is addressed to NRENs. Patrick Donath, Director said :

"For mo​​re than 20 years, RENATER is working closely with the French research and education community, in order to support and promote their excellence across Europe and worldwide. We are highly satisfied with the G7 ICT Ministers declaration, especially the clear reference to the importance development, interconnection and utilisation of national researc​h and education networks.”