SANET backbone network currently provides 2×100 Gb/s or 10 Gb/s of capacity; upgrades to 2×100 Gb/s for further links are in preparation. Installed technology enables SANET to increase backbone capacity to 5×100 Gb/s by purchasing corresponding licences without the need to acquire and install any additional equipment.
SANET association aims to provide high-quality services to all its members and ensure maximal throughput and reliability. For this reasons, multi-ring backbone topology is used, which guarantees resilience of POP connectivity during fibre cuts or other problems.
All packets in the backbone are routed via shortest possible paths, which ensures minimal network latency required for maximal end-to-end throughput for every application. Shortest-path routing for all packets at ethernet level is provided by TRILL protocol, which also enables native L2VPN services without the need to implement MPLS.
SANET network is connected to Slovak Internet eXchange (www.six.sk) at 20Gb/s, which provides high-quality connectivity to other internet users in Slovakia.
Thanks to agreements with NRENs in Czech Republic, Austria and Poland, SANET exchanges traffic via internet exchanges in those countries, which further improves accessibility of various internet resources.