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F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected. Learn more at www.f5.com or follow us via @f5networks.

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  • Cisco

    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 65,225 employees worldwide, this tradition of innovation continues with industry-leading products and solutions in the company's core development areas of routing and switching, as well as in advanced technologies.

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  • Internet Society

    The Internet Society is the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. More than simply advancing technology, we work to ensure the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world. With more than 100 organisational members and over 50,000 individual members in over 80 Chapters in 72 countries, the Internet Society represents a worldwide network of corporations, nonprofit organisations, entrepreneurs, and individuals who are interested in working to identify and address the challenges and opportunities that exist online.

    For more information, visit: www.internetsociety.org.

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    Founded in 1992, the RIPE NCC is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation that supports the infrastructure of the Internet. The most prominent activity of the RIPE NCC is to act as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) providing global Internet resources and related services to a current membership base of almost 8,000 members in over 75 countries.
    The RIPE NCC performs a range of critical functions including the allocation of Internet number resources, the storage and maintenance of this registration data and the provision of an open, publicly accessible database where this data can be accessed.
    The RIPE NCC also provides a range of technical and coordination services for the Internet community including the operation of K-root (one of the 13 root name servers).

    For more information, visit: www.ripe.net.

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    Comodo is Creating Trust Online by providing software and services that enable e-commerce merchants, enterprises, organizations, and individual consumers to interact and conduct business via the Internet safely and securely. Comodo secures and authenticates the online transactions, communications and endpoints for over 200,000 business customers and millions of users of our desktop security software. Continual innovation, core competencies in PKI, authentication, and malware detection and prevention, plus our commitment to reversing the growth of Internet-crime distinguish Comodo as a vital player in the Internet's ongoing development.

    For more information, visit: www.comodo.com.

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    Microsoft Research

    Microsoft's researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computer science and software engineering and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers worldwide to advance the state of the art.

    For more information, visit: research.microsoft.com.

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    ADVA Optical Networking

    ADVA Optical Networking is a global provider of intelligent telecommunications infrastructure solutions. With software-automated Optical+Ethernet transmission technology, the Company builds the foundation for high-speed, next-generation networks. The Company's FSP product family adds scalability and intelligence to customers' networks while removing complexity and cost.

    For more information, visit: www.advaoptical.com.

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    SURFnet ensures that researchers, instructors, and students can work together simply and effectively with the aid of ICT. It therefore promotes, develops, and operates a trusted, connecting ICT infrastructure that facilitates optimum use of the possibilities offered by ICT. SURFnet is thus the driving force behind ICT-based innovation in higher education and research in the Netherlands.

    For more information, visit: www.surfnet.nl.

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    The .eu domain ranks among the ten largest top-level domains in the world, connecting 500 million people in 27 EU countries to one Internet identity. More than three million .eu names have been registered since the domain opened for registration in 2005. The .eu top-level domain is operated by EURid, the not-for-profit organisation appointed by the European Commission as the .eu registry. EURid works with over 850 accredited registrars and provides support in the 23 official EU languages. With headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), EURid also has regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden).

    For more information, visit: www.eurid.eu.

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    GreenQloud was founded to make the cloud easy, cost effective and importantly, reduce the increasing amount of CO2 emissions generated by the IT industry.
    GreenQloud's public compute cloud offers scalable, high performance servers and on-demand storage with industry compatible APIs and easy-to-use management interface. We offer the only public compute cloud that is 100% powered by renewable energy, and our prices are amongst the lowest available. Our mission is to help the IT industry lower costs and limit its environmental impact.

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    Vidyo Inc.

    Vidyo, Inc. pioneered Personal Telepresence, enabling natural, multi-point videoconferences on room systems, desktop computers, laptops, Netbooks, and smart phones. Vidyo´s patented VidyoRouter architecture delivers the only available H.264/SVC solution that eliminates an MCU while providing the industry´s best error resilience (click here to see a video) and lowest latency videoconferencing solution over the Internet and wireless networks. Learn more at www.vidyo.com. Follow Vidyo on Twitter@VidyoConf.

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    Juniper Networks

    Juniper Networks is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers innovative businesses a high-performance network infrastructure to help them create a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. The top 65 service providers, 96 of the Fortune 100, and large government agencies and institutions are among the many demanding businesses that rely on Juniper Networks to quickly meet their high-performance business requirements. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Juniper Networks is publicly traded on NYSE under the symbol JNPR.

    For more information, visit: www.juniper.net.

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    Tata Communications

    Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers. The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide. Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in global international voice, and strategic investments in operators in South Africa (Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited), Nepal (United Telecom Limited), and subject to approval by the Chinese government, China (China Enterprise Communications) Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange. (NYSE: TCL)

    For more information, visit: www.tatacommunications.com.

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    Ciena Corporation

    Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, provides advanced optical and Ethernet products and services to enable the creation of robust, automated and fully redundant networks for researchers worldwide. Our solutions feature programmability to enable provisioning of any service on any port, automated management, integrated support of OTN and integrated data switching functionality. Ciena collaborates with leading institutions to provide the research and education community optimized networks that minimize cost and complexity, with initiatives supporting the implementation of intelligent control plane technologies, interoperability and scalability from Ethernet to 100G and beyond.

    For more information, visit: www.ciena.com/researchandeducation.

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    ECI Telecom

    ECI Telecom brings you innovative network solutions, unified network management systems and a comprehensive suite of professional services. We address the opportunities created by the staggering demand for the bandwidth that’s needed to deliver rich media content over wireline and wireless infrastructure, and by the exponential growth in the number of mobile subscribers worldwide.
    Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Israel, ECI has R&D centers in China, India and Israel, and offices in over 25 countries, delivering solution for data center interconnect, business and residential applications, and mobile backhaul, through technology an innovation.

    For more information, visit: www.ecitele.com.

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    Cyan is a global supplier of software-defined networks (SDNs) for service providers, data center operators, and private networks. Cyan solutions include Blue Planet SDN software, Z-Series multi-layer packet-optical transport platforms, and Cyan PRO comprehensive professional services.
    With hundreds of deployments around the globe, including some of the largest telecommunication companies in the world, Cyan allows its customers to scale their networks, reduce costs, simplify operations, and accelerate service delivery.

    For more information, visit: www.cyaninc.com.

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    City of Maastricht

    For more information, visit: www.maastricht.nl.

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    European Commission

    The European Commission's FP7 is the short name for the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This is the EU's main instrument for funding research in Europe and it will run from 2007-2013. FP7 is also designed to respond to Europe's employment needs, competitiveness and quality of life.

    For more information, visit: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/.

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    Sponsoring the Opening Performance

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    Sponsoring the Opening Performance

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    ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

    Sponsoring the Opening Performance

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    Hanze University of Applied Sciences

    Sponsoring the Opening Performance

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    Platon TV

    Media Partner of TNC2013

    PlatonTV is Polish national scientific TV platform, deployed within the PIONIER network and operated by PSNC, and enables the production and deliverery of HD-quality, live, and on-demand content to the Internet users. This platform makes it possible to create, store, manage and distribute multimedia content, which is currently produced in 21 professional studios, equipped with broadcast-quality HD infrastructure, deployed in all MANs (Metropolitan Area Networks), and distributed all over Poland. The PlatonTV production infrastructure also includes a professional OB-VAN (Outside-Broadcasting Van), which allow live and on-demand production in remote locations, using up to six HD cameras. The platform was deployed by the PIONIER consortium members in Poland within the PLATON project, co-funded by the European Development Fund grant.

    For more information, visit: tv.pionier.net.pl.