As a successor to the pan-European X.25 network IXI (International X.25 Interconnect), EuropaNET was launched in February 1993. EuropaNET, in turn, was operated until 1997 and managed by DANTE Ltd, an association of the national European scientific network organisations. During this time
, EuropaNETwas the backbone
for many connected universities and research institutions. It was later replaced by the Trans European Network (TEN), which had a data transmission rate of 34 Mbit/s.