ellalink contractGÉANT and RedCLARA, on behalf of the BELLA (Building the Europe Link to Latin America) Consortium, are delighted to announce that EllaLink and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have finalised agreements for the construction of the EllaLink submarine fibre optic cable system that will provide direct connectivity between Europe and Latin America. Through the agreement with EllaLink, BELLA will receive spectrum on the new submarine cable, to support research and education networking between the two continents, for the lifetime of the system.

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Luis Eliécer Cadenas, executive director of RedCLARA and co-chair of the BELLA Consortium, and José Palacios, president of REUNA, met, together with Luz Miriam Díaz Patigño, executive director of RENATA, with the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies and the Ministry of National Education of Colombia to share the progress of the BELLA project.

bella colombiaThe executive director of RedCLARA, Luis Eliécer Cadenas, presented last friday, November 9, before the media and the academic community of Colombia, the ‘Building the Europe Link with Latin America’ (BELLA) project. The presentation event was held at the Club de Médicos de Colombia, in Bogotá, and was attended by Luz Miriam Díaz Patigño, executive director of RENATA (Colombia), José Palacios, president of REUNA (Chile), Eduardo Grizendi , director of Engineering and Operations of RNP (Brazil), and Raúl Galarza, administrative director of CEDIA (Ecuador).

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The PPT and PDF files with the presentations of international speakers and the most innovative papers on "Digital Transformation of Institutions of Higher Education, Art and Culture", shared in the plenary and parallel sessions of the TICAL2018 Conference and the 2nd Latin American e-Science Meeting , held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, between September 3 and 5, are now available for consultation and download at the event's website.

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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.


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For more information about BELLA please contact:

Europe: info@geant.org

Latin America: RedCLARA_Comunica@redclara.net