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Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited

Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe Limited

DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) was established in 1993 in Cambridge, UK. It is a limited liability company and a “Not for Profit” organisation. The company is owned by fifteen shareholding organisations, which are either NRENs or government funding bodies that finance the NREN of their country. DANTE's purpose is to plan, build and operate pan-European research and education networks on behalf of the European NRENs. It has played a pivotal role in consecutive generations of pan-European networks since 1993: EuropaNET, TEN-34, TEN-155, GÉANT, GÉANT2 and now GÉANT3.
In addition to GÉANT, DANTE is also the managing partner in other successful regional networking projects with European and local partners: EUMEDCONNECT2 (North Africa and the Middle East network since 2004), TEIN3 (North, East and South Asia network since 2006), CAREN (Central Asia network since 2010); was lead partner in ALICE (Latin America, and now successfully spun off); and the ORIENT project linking GÉANT and China.
DANTE has a proven record of success in delivering and operating these networks in complex and challenging environments. As a result of this experience, DANTE has developed considerable knowledge and expertise in the technical and commercial disciplines required to provide high-speed international networks ahead of the market.
Based in Cambridge, UK, with roughly 50 employees, DANTE currently manages an annual turnover of approximately €50m. DANTE’s focus on providing advanced pan-European research and education networking services makes the company unique and is key to its success.