There are three operations specialist teams performing high level management of the GÉANT network - the Implementation team, the Network Management Team and the Security Team. The teams plan and supervise the deployment of new systems and services, and establish service policies and procedures. The teams liaise with those NRENs connected to the network via each NREN's dedicated access port manager (APM). This channel of communication ensures the smooth management of the flow of traffic onto and off GÉANT from the connected national networks.
The Operations teams oversees the working of the European distributed access (EDA) nodes for intercontinental access, and the network's interconnections with commercial IP carriers, for routing traffic to and from commercial IP addresses.