The regional studies have been a community intelligence gathering exercise. The studies are run by the NRENs in each region to discover the connectivity requirements and the NREN and commercial infrastructure available in their region.
GÉANT SA1 Task 1 and JRA1 Task 2 are running four regional connectivity studies. The regional studies will complete their work in by May 2018 and JRA1 also plans to update the infrastructure sharing study by June 2018. Based on the outcomes of these studies GÉANT fibre procurement strategy will be written and a GÉANT fibre request for procurement will be issued in 2018/19.