Starting date: 01 June 2016
Funding: Funding for BELLA-T is provided by the European Union via DG-DEVCO (€8 million), and by the Latin American National Research and Education Networks – cash and in-kind.
Web site: http://bella-t.redclara.net/
General Objective: To achieve a long-term and significant improvement of the South American network, enabling RedCLARA to guarantee full and equal access by LA NRENs to the capacity to be procured on a direct Europe - Latin America submarine cable. This will be realised by upgrading RedCLARA's optical infrastructure in South America, which will allow the deployment of an optical network, generating synergies with the NRENs of the region, through increased capillarity and effectiveness.
Name: Building the Europe Link with Latin America - BELLA
Starting date: June 1, 2016
Funding: Financing is provided by the European Union via DG-CONNECT - EUR 5 million - and DG-GROWTH - EUR 8.56 million.
Website: under development
General Objective: BELLA will strengthen connectivity between Latin America and Europe ensuring very high, cost effective capacity, shorter routes and diversely stimulating data sharing over the transatlantic segment. This will be done by securing guaranteed long-term use of spectrum on a direct telecommunications submarine cable between Latin America and Europe and implementing sufficient capacity between the GÉANT and RedCLARA networks to match the needs of the research and education communities in the two regions.