Ankabut is a good example of how NRENs
are developing, from previously simply offering connectivity services to now additionally offering innovative research and education centric IT services such as cloud and professional services as well such as IT consultancy and project management services.
While examining the importance of NRENs
, another well-debated question comes to mind: What if an academic institution affiliated with a political power wanted to join the NREN
Some of the possibilities NREN
opens up for universities include video conferences across campuses and collaborating on developmental projects with other universities.
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.
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.
"People here in the UAE didn't really understand what NRENs
were about, so the uptake wasn't massive in the beginning of the project," he says.
The bandwidth will help MoRENet to deliver reliable, high speed internet traffic to its member institutions as well as share content with other Research Education Networks (NRENs
) around the world.
Created in 2000, GEANT is a pan-European data highway that connects national research and education networks (NRENs
) across Europe.
The Caribbean Knowledge & Learning Network Foundation has received a US$600,000 grant from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) toward the cost of providing blueprints for developing and implementing National Research & Education Networks (NRENs
) and to provide business and operational support for the newly-designed NRENs
The project will be operated and managed by research networking organisation DANTE in conjunction with the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs
) of the countries involved.The CAREN network is a unique project that will continue and improve connexion between researchers of EU and Central Asia.