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09/14/2018 - 12:35
FOCUS - Internet usage at Belgian universities increases exponentially
53 petabyte of data used during last academic year
The start of the new academic year is causing a peak in the traffic on our network that is generated by universities and colleges of higher education. It is typically very high in October and November and sees a decline during the holiday periods. Furthermore, we notice that the internet usage in higher education institutions increases each year....
08/31/2018 - 15:57
Looking back at 25 years of Belnet
Read the article in Science Connection
The Federal Science Policy (Belspo) - to which Belnet belongs - recently published a contribution on the 25th anniversary of our organization in its magazine "Science Connection". Jan Torreele, director of Belnet, looks back on the pioneering role that Belnet played in the early 90s and never abandoned. Belnet's challenge in the initial years was...
08/27/2018 - 14:31
UPDATE - FileSender
The migration to the new version of FileSender will take place on the 30th of August
As we already announced, we will migrate to the new version of the FileSender service. This migration will take place on Thursday, 30th of August 30th. What impact on your sharing files application: - From 30th of August, all files still on the old platform will be lost. This is why we invite you to take the necessary precautions to avoid any...
07/10/2018 - 12:20
Are you doing Internet-related research?
Apply to participate for free in the RIPE meetings
The RIPE Academic Cooperation Initiative (RACI) connects members of the academic community with the RIPE community by inviting students and researchers to present their Internet-related research at RIPE Meetings. Are you doing research on topics such as network analysis, IPv6 deployment, network security, Internet governance, interconnectivity or...
06/29/2018 - 09:53
FOCUS - Annual Report 2017
The website and the PDF version are available
​ Here you will find the interview of Jan Torreele and the highlights of the year 2017 for Belnet. If you would like to receive a printed version of the annual report, do not hesitate to send us an email at We hope you enjoy the reading!
06/27/2018 - 10:46
FOCUS - Newsletter
Follow us over the summer
Like every year, there will be no newsletters in July and August. We hope, will provide some stimulating reading material for you until September comes around. That said, we will not fail to publish some articles. All these articles, testimonials and interviews will be available, as usual, in the news section of our Belnet site. We also invite you...
06/26/2018 - 12:03
Belnet and the Internet in Belgium
Back to 1993
In 1993 Internet was still stammering. In Belgium, under the monopoly of RTT, very low-speed connections were capped at around 1 kbps. At the time, the network leader was IBM, but it could only interconnect IBM machines. These constraints made it impossible to respond properly to the needs of researchers and the academic world. Since its creation...