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#EllaLeaks: Learn about life on board and the advances of the BELLA submarine cable through the words of the captain of OGS Explora #EllaLeaks: Learn about life on board and the advances of the BELLA submarine cable through the words of the captain of OGS Explora Tuesday, 01 October 2019 The captain Diego De Nardi, shipmaster of the OGS Explora survey ship, gave an interview...
RedCLARA opens tender for routing equipment for the BELLA-T Project RedCLARA opens tender for routing equipment for the BELLA-T Project Friday, 13 September 2019 The call for the Routing Equipment Bidding Process for the update of RedCLARA’s...

BELLA in a Nutshell

BELLA (Building the Europe Link with Latin America) provides for the long-term interconnectivity needs of European and Latin American research and education communities.

BELLA will achieve this through the procurement of a long-term Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) for spectrum on a submarine cable between the two regions, minimising latency. BELLA is also developing and deploying a 100Gbps-capable research and education network across Latin America.

BELLA is being implemented by a Consortium of Regional Research and Education Networks GÉANT (Europe) and RedCLARA (Latin America) and the National Research and Education Networks (NREN) of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain.

Funding for BELLA is provided by the European Union through three European Commission (EC) Directorates (DG-CONNECT, DG-DEVCO and DG-GROWTH) and by the Latin American NREN community.

Funding for BELLA-T is provided by the European Union via DG-DEVCO, and by the Latin American National Research and Education Networks.

  • DG-DEVCO: €8 million (RedCLARA to be Project Coordinator)
  • Latin American NRENs – cash and in-kind

 

 

 

BELLA Partners

 
 

Acknowledgements

EU flag yellowBELLA receives funding from the European Union through the Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement number 731505 (BELLA-S1), from DG DEVCO under grant agreement LA/2016/376-534 (BELLA-T), and from DG GROW.

 

Contact us

For more information about BELLA please contact:

Europe: info@geant.org

Latin America: RedCLARA_Comunica@redclara.net