Research Network
Research Network

Choose the right infrastructure for networked learning and knowledge sharing.

Since 1989, we have been networking the university community with each other and the internet via Switch LAN. In addition to the data network, we also supply everything necessary for optimal use.

There are many reasons to choose Switch

We have made a name for ourselves both nationally and internationally and are the preferred service provider for public institutions, including universities. Take advantage of our proven security solutions and infrastructure for greater stability, control and performance.

Best customer experience

Switch LAN gives you direct access to our team of highly experienced network engineers. You will not only receive support for your services, but also help on all kinds of network-related topics. 

Our infrastructure

The Switch LAN network is based on a fibre optic network with a total length of around 3,100 km. Our network team not only runs your network operations centre (NOC), but also takes care of all aspects related to infrastructure: from conception to procurement and installation to maintenance. 

Maximum performance and top quality

We deliver maximum performance with connection bandwidths from 10 to 400 Gbit/s. Planned redundancies and our security services ensure very high availability and stability. And should something go wrong, we proactively ensure quick recovery. 

Internationally networked

We are internationally networked, both at the technical level and through our many relationships with international communities. At the technical level, we have links to all research networks around the world. We are connected to the rest of the Internet via four different providers and over hundreds of peerings. 

Open to research and innovation

As a research network, we support researchers in the development of innovative solutions. Our infrastructure also allows us to provide support on non-network topics such as time and frequency transfer and seismology. 

Our solutions in the Research Network area

Martin Leuthold

Martin Leuthold

Head of Data, Security & Network