SNH: Spanish National Host

The Spanish National Host comprises five organisations offering resources to ACTS projects. Telefonica has an experimental broadband network in Madrid, called RECIBA and this is supplemented by Universities in Madrid and Barcelona who have their own local broadband networks on offer and by the metropolitan area network in Barcelona. The host can offer multimedia conferencing, including multi-point, co-operative working, messaging and video retrieval as well as network connectivity. But, most importantly, the host also allows access to significant user communities that can be used by ACTS projects (or projects from other national or EU programmes) to perform operational trials or experiments of leading edge applications and services that involve real users.