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.

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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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.

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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.

 

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