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SGA for networking and collaboration services and investments in long-term capacity for Research and Education Networks in Europe


(1.a) This part of the action aims at implementing the first period of the FPA action plan, and in particular related to the action related to (1) high quality connectivity for excellence in Research and Education and (2) state-of-the-art connectivity for the wider European Digital Infrastructure[[ Subject to modifications following the final scope of the FPA action plan.]].

The scope will be further defined once the FPA is in place. The possible activities, in line with the final action plan, may include:

  • Maintenance, operation and upgrade of the production network infrastructure by pursuing a cost-effective approach in advance of demand growth and progressing quality requirements.
  • Pan-European innovative procurement efforts to assure access for researchers and students to state-of-the-art commercial services.
  • Operations of core network services (TRL8) and development of new ones (minimum TRL6) to cater for the new needs of institution