As the Middle East higher education sector increasingly develops its research capabilities, NRENs
will become more and more important in driving this development.
According to Asfour, the process of building a 21st century NREN
for the interaction of academic institutions usually begins with the development of a high-speed, reliable, cost-effective network that can be used by universities and research institutions.
Supported by leading NRENs
in the United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands (NL), Finland (FI) and the United States (USA), the EYR program is designed to identify research programs that could significantly benefit from enhanced global network connectivity.
The main topic of discussion at the conference was the creation of an open exchange point supporting development of a GCC-wide network of NRENs
and broader connectivity to other regional and global networks.
Alice Collaborative Infrastructure Supporting Educational Use of NREN
- Phase I establishes a collaboration among TERC and the state education agencies of California, Connecticut, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia.
It also encourages the NREN
computers to use private networks, instead of publicly subsidized ones.
Jisc, which operates the busiest National Research and Education Network (NREN
) in Europe by volume of data carried, is deploying Ciena's (NYSE: CIEN) 6500 packet-optical platform powered by WaveLogic Ai coherent optics to provide unprecedented high-capacity 400G wavelength connectivity, the company said.
Currently, together with its NREN
partners, the GEANT pan-European network connects over 50 million users at 10,000 institutions across Europe, supporting scientific research and discovery in areas such as energy, the environment, space and medicine.
Ankabut (meaning EoACAyspider' in Arabic) is the UAE's National Research and Education Network (NREN
) and offers academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world.
The Global Classroom at MBRSC is connected to Ankabut the UAE National Research and Education Network (NREN
) offering regional educational insitutions a chance to collaborate and communicate withe education netowkrs around the world, AUD announced.
The National Research and Education Network (NREN
): Research and policy perspectives.