Developing and delivering solutions needed now and the future

The WACREN vision is to leverage advanced networking and scholarly communication technologies to deliver innovative services tailored to the needs of research and education users in the region. Designed from the onset with the needs of members in mind, the offered services are aligned with global best practices, provide secure tools for end-users to communicate and collaborate seamlessly and differentiate research networks from commodity Internet service providers.

WACREN operates a high-speed network backbone connecting National Research and Education Networks (NREN) in the region. While affordable high-capacity dedicated bandwidth remains a key objective, the ultimate goal is to complement it with specialised value-added services and other components of research infrastructure needed for a digital transformation of research and education in the region.