As the Middle East higher education sector increasingly develops its research capabilities, NRENs
will become more and more important in driving this development.
Together scientists, educators, IT leaders and the 38 National Research and Education Networks (NRENs
) in GEANT can now make direct Google connections at reduced cost, to put their data to work to discover meaningful insights with the potential for global impact.
Other network offerings could follow and be deployed in Lebanon in collaboration with large research networks outside of Lebanon, such as the GEeANT meta-network of NRENs
based in Europe or the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN).
"But also, connect Lebanon and have Lebanon's NREN
work with the NRENs
in the world," Asfour said of the international agreements.
The main theme of the conference was "Unleashing Potentials" with subthemes on advanced networks, applications and services, trust, identity and security in addition to NRENs
The deployment makes the Janet Network one of the most digitally advanced NRENs
globally in terms of scale, automation and network intelligence.
GEANT is a European collaboration on network and related e-infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, as well as an operator of the pan-European R&E network that interconnects Europe's National Research and Education Networks (NRENs
Five of the world's leading national research and education networks (NRENs
) have announced at the
It is pertinent to mention here that HEC, under its infrastructural reforms, established PERN, a high-speed data communication network connecting higher education institutes of Pakistan and international NRENs
"Playing a pivotal role in Georgetown's participation is Johnathon Chapman, Chief Information Officer at GU-Q, and chair of the Middle East chapter of the Internet2 Emerging NRENs
Middle East Special Interest Group," the statement continued.
It order to meet these bandwidth needs for higher education, the academic sector has created its own solution, in the form of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs