LOFAR is operated as a fully international facility, to which end the International LOFAR Telescope has been formed. It is a Foundation under Dutch law, and has board members from LOFAR consortia in each of the countries where LOFAR stations are located. The telescope consists of 37 Stations in the Netherlands, six in Germany, three in Poland, and one in France, Sweden and the UK. In July 2017 the last station was launched in Ireland. The data taken by the stations are transported by dark fiber to the central processing unit, which is hosted at the University of Groningen.