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1 views from the European Commission views from the European Commission Mário Campolargo DG INFSO F2 "The views expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Commission" Research Networks Policies NORDUNET 2000 Conference

2 Contents Policies for a competitive IS in Europe Policies for a competitive IS in Europe Networking Europe for Research Networking Europe for Research A new generation backbone in Europe A new generation backbone in Europe Research - an highly demanding community Research - an highly demanding community A challenging political environment A challenging political environment Revitalizing the strategy for Research Networking Revitalizing the strategy for Research Networking Conclusions Conclusions Policies for a competitive IS in Europe Policies for a competitive IS in Europe Networking Europe for Research Networking Europe for Research A new generation backbone in Europe A new generation backbone in Europe Research - an highly demanding community Research - an highly demanding community A challenging political environment A challenging political environment Revitalizing the strategy for Research Networking Revitalizing the strategy for Research Networking Conclusions Conclusions

3 Policies for a competitive IS in Europe At European level, coordinated efforts... Commission Telecom and IS Policies Telecom and IS Policies EU sponsored Research - The Programme IST EU sponsored Research - The Programme IST Mobilising initiatives such as eEurope or European Research Area Mobilising initiatives such as eEurope or European Research Area European Council Conclusion of the Feira Summit (e.g.) Conclusion of the Feira Summit (e.g.)

4 Europe - a new regulatory framework The main breakthrough in reducing costs came via the liberalisation of European telecoms, effective in most EU countries on 1 January Price ratios for a 300km 2Mbit/s circuit in USA and Europe, after discounts USA Domestic (Worldcom) EU Domestic (average) EU cross border Price ratio US price= Source: Reuters, end of 1998

5 Operators Service Providers International Carriers IST - Networking Europe for Research NRENs Funding authorities CommissionParliamentCouncil IST Programme Researching on Networks Networking Researchers

6 A new generation backbone in Europe Strategic plan: major steps... The IST Programme embeds a dual approach to Research Networking (network for researchers / research on networking). The IST Programme embeds a dual approach to Research Networking (network for researchers / research on networking). DG INFSO created a single organisational structure to maximize synergies. DG INFSO created a single organisational structure to maximize synergies. An independent Requirements Advisory Group was created to define High Level Requirements on the backbone An independent Requirements Advisory Group was created to define High Level Requirements on the backbone Targeted Call has been launched Targeted Call has been launched

7 A new generation backbone in Europe Strategic plan: major steps... All the NRENs (except SURFnet) submitted the Géant Network proposal. All the NRENs (except SURFnet) submitted the Géant Network proposal. Proposal was evaluated and negotiated. Proposal was evaluated and negotiated. European Commission formally approved today the Géant project, clearing the way for signature of the 80 Meuro contract with the Géant consortium. European Commission formally approved today the Géant project, clearing the way for signature of the 80 Meuro contract with the Géant consortium. Project will be operational on the 1st November. Project will be operational on the 1st November.

8 GEANT - responding to the challenge Gigabit connectivity: 2.5 Gbit/s initially… tens of Gbit/s within 4 years. Gigabit connectivity: 2.5 Gbit/s initially… tens of Gbit/s within 4 years. EU-funding: 80 M Euro over 4 years … accounting for 40% of the total cost. EU-funding: 80 M Euro over 4 years … accounting for 40% of the total cost. Focus on Guaranteed Quality of Service. Focus on Guaranteed Quality of Service. A coherent plan to upgrade connections to Other World Regions. A coherent plan to upgrade connections to Other World Regions. Geographical coverage: EU Members + Associated Countries (29 Countries). Geographical coverage: EU Members + Associated Countries (29 Countries). Access to hundreds of thousands of researchers (on an open and non- discriminatory basis). Access to hundreds of thousands of researchers (on an open and non- discriminatory basis). 29 September - closing date for 1st Géant call for tender

9 Researchers rely more and more in the underlying powerful distributed computing and communications infrastructures Research, a demanding community HI GH energyenergy PHISICSPHISICS H UMAN genomegenome MetMet LOGYLOGY eoroeoro

10 Integration and validation of new technologies through testbeds. Research on networking Terabit communications Terabit communications ATRIUM multinational gigabit testbed multinational gigabit testbed Access technologies Access technologies pan European IPv6 testbeds with mobile access, migration strategies pan European IPv6 testbeds with mobile access, migration strategies 6WINIT LONG Integration of access technologies - End-to-end IP services - new business models (ASP in target) Integration of access technologies - End-to-end IP services - new business models (ASP in target) TORRENT MOICANE

11 Integration and validation of new technologies through testbeds. Research on networking Virtual Communities Virtual Communities SEQUIN virtual libraries virtual libraries Grid technologies Grid technologies Data and computing grids Data and computing grids EUROGRID DATAGRID

12 GRIDS: Research on networking Building the new web… enabling users to transparently access computing resource distributed in the network to do what they need and not only retrieve information. Building the new web… enabling users to transparently access computing resource distributed in the network to do what they need and not only retrieve information. Europe Commission evaluated the importance of this new paradigm and started preparing actions needed to strengthen the European position and to facilitate international cooperation ( culminating in a Workshop 22/23 June in Brussels). Europe Commission evaluated the importance of this new paradigm and started preparing actions needed to strengthen the European position and to facilitate international cooperation ( culminating in a Workshop 22/23 June in Brussels).

13 GRIDS: Research on networking Several projects supported by EU IST Programme - 15 M Euro (contracted or in advanced state of negotiations), Several projects supported by EU IST Programme - 15 M Euro (contracted or in advanced state of negotiations), –developing and implementing large scale data- oriented computational grid, allowing for distributed data-intensive scientific computing models to be demonstrated in multinational tesbted. –Applying grid-computing to domains such as biomolecular simulations, weather prediction, coupled CAE simulations, structural analysis and real- time data processing.

14 Information Society high political visibility: A challenging political environment eEurope launched in Helsinki - December 99 eEurope launched in Helsinki - December 99 European Research Area adopted by Research Council European Research Area adopted by Research Council Special Summit on IS and Employment - Portuguese Presidency Special Summit on IS and Employment - Portuguese Presidency Ministerial Conference on Knowledge Society - April 2000 Lisbon Ministerial Conference on Knowledge Society - April 2000 Lisbon EU-US Summit - May 2000 Lisbon EU-US Summit - May 2000 Lisbon eEurope action plan / conclusions of the Feira Summit - June 2000 eEurope action plan / conclusions of the Feira Summit - June 2000 Continued focus during the French Presidency Continued focus during the French Presidency

15 The eEurope initiative has received political endorsement by the European Council of Ministers The eEurope initiative has received political endorsement by the European Council of Ministers The eEurope is an initiative of President Prodi and Commissioner Liikanen, aiming to allow Europe to exploit its strengths and to overcome the barriers that are still holding back the uptake of digital technologies. The eEurope is an initiative of President Prodi and Commissioner Liikanen, aiming to allow Europe to exploit its strengths and to overcome the barriers that are still holding back the uptake of digital technologies. eEurope

16 The eEurope initiative must be seen in its context of profound economic and social mutation - major challenges for European policy and decision makers to modernise the economy – great new opportunities for growth, competition, employment and social cohesion waiting to be seized... The eEurope initiative must be seen in its context of profound economic and social mutation - major challenges for European policy and decision makers to modernise the economy – great new opportunities for growth, competition, employment and social cohesion waiting to be seized... …. Cheap Internet Access Fast Internet for Research and Students …. eEurope

17 Establishment of Europe as a global connectivity leader and evolution Establishment of Europe as a global connectivity leader and evolution Towards a fully optical backbone with improved capacities in terms of bandwidth and services. Towards a fully optical backbone with improved capacities in terms of bandwidth and services. Upgrade of NRENs Upgrade of NRENs Establishment of high speed Internet access and Intranets in campus Establishment of high speed Internet access and Intranets in campus Foster World Wide Grid (WWG) technology Foster World Wide Grid (WWG) technology eEurope - the action plan launched by EC

18 eEurope Action Plan eEurope Action Plan …the European Council endorses the comprehensive eEurope 2002 Action Plan… as a short term priority... unbundling of the local loop. The creation of a European Research Area The creation of a European Research Area … and taking initiatives to interconnect at very high speed national electronic networks for research. Santa Maria da Feira Summit conclusions Preparing the transition to a competitive, dynamic and knowledge-based economy

19 Revitalising the strategy for RN Challenges ahead: New orders of magnitude for connectivity...New orders of magnitude for connectivity... Global connectivity - implementing an European Distributed Access point - establishing synergies with broader policies (EU / Asia / South America / Africa / …)...Global connectivity - implementing an European Distributed Access point - establishing synergies with broader policies (EU / Asia / South America / Africa / …)... Use of EIB funds (possible combination between loans and grants, e.g. regional funds)…Use of EIB funds (possible combination between loans and grants, e.g. regional funds)…......

20 EU is actively promoting Information Society in Europe. EU is actively promoting Information Society in Europe. Networking for Research is a important priority for EU policy Networking for Research is a important priority for EU policy With the support of the IST Programme and in the context of the eEurope action plan, a new generation backbone for Research has been launched With the support of the IST Programme and in the context of the eEurope action plan, a new generation backbone for Research has been launched In parallel, EU is investing in networking technologies such as GRIDS to support highly demanding user community In parallel, EU is investing in networking technologies such as GRIDS to support highly demanding user community New strategic rethinking must now take place. New strategic rethinking must now take place. Conclusions

21 Mário Campolargo European Commission DG INFSO-F2 200 Rue de la Loi BU-29 1/20 B-1049 Brussels Belgium Phone: Fax: Web:http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ Mário Campolargo European Commission DG INFSO-F2 200 Rue de la Loi BU-29 1/20 B-1049 Brussels Belgium Phone: Fax: Web:http://www.cordis.lu/ist/ NORDUNET 2000 Conference

22 Thanks for your attention! NORDUNET 2000 Conference

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