Oman Research and Education Network OMREN

Connect. Collaborate. Innovate.

OMREN is a central part of a sustainable infrastructure that contributes to the emergence of an effective national innovation ecosystem. It provides the research and education community in the Sultanate of Oman with a common network and collaboration infrastructure dedicated and adapted to their needs.

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Our   Features

A HIGH SPEED MPLS CONNECTION TO OMREN MANAGED NETWORK

OMREN connectivity infrastructure allows the implementation of dedicated end-to-end circuits. Members can exchange data with special features in terms of speed, capacity and confidentiality.

INTERNET LEASED LINE CONNECTION THROUGH LOCAL ISP

This is a commodity internet connection that allows OMREN members to connect to the general internet outside the private research and education network. OMREN negotiated special discounted rate to the members.

INTERNATIONAL CONNECTION TO RESEARCH NETWORKS WORLDWIDE

OMREN members are connected to international gateway using dedicated connectivity to Internet2 from OMREN data center. Internet2 provides its members access to an ever-growing catalog of cloud-based services designed or tailored specifically for the research and education community.

A SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENT WITH THE ISP FOR AVAILABILITY OF 99.5%

OMREN Members enjoy a minimum acceptable service level performance of 99.5% for a single access and 99.95% for redundant access, with a targeted performance of 100% for the reachability between Hub CPEs & each spoke CPEs separately.

SECURE AND RELIABLE DATA CENTER TO GUARANTEE YOUR BUSINESS CONTINUITY

OMREN Members are eligible to benefit from a tier 3 OMREN data center for collocation, disaster Recovery or even running critical applications utilizing the high speed point to point secure connectivity.

HIGH DEFENITION VIDEO CONFERENCING SERVICES

OMREN in coordination with its partner ISP provides a Managed Video as a Service (MVaas) to all OMREN members.

About  OMREN

To enable a technically, financially manageable and sustainable national Information and Communication Technology infrastructure and services that shall effectively contribute to the development of innovation, research, education, strategic and international e-collaboration with the research and education community of the Sultanate of Oman.

To be the partner of choice for the research and education sector in the Sultanate of Oman through the provision of world class e-infrastructure and services continuously meeting the sector needs.

Innovate: Enrich productivity of knowledge and innovation

Connect: Empower connectivity between research and education communities

Collaborate: Promote knowledge collaboration locally and internationally

Our Services

An ever-growing list of services will be maintained to meet OMREN vision and mission. OMREN is liaising with NRENs to determine the possibility of collaboration through international interconnected services. This empowers interaction, collaboration, sharing collective goals of empowering education and research. Majority of the listed services are deployed along with the connectivity while few may take little longer such as the e-Campus.

Allows the implementation of dedicated end-to-end circuits. Members can exchange data with special features in terms of speed, capacity and confidentiality. Read more
Network Connectivity
NETWORK CONNECTIVITY
OMREN acts as a co-coordinating point for international collaboration between research and education institutes. OMREN members are connected to Internet2 and GEANT Read more
International
INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY
A live connection between researchers in separate locations for the purpose of communication, usually involving audio and often text as well as video. Read more
Video conferencing
VIDEO CONFERENCING
Eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. Read more
eduroam
EDUROAM
Provides tools, applications and integrated technologies where researchers can advance their work and collaborate effectively. Read more
eresearch
e-RESEARCH
Provides researchers and students with an access to various types of sources, electronic books, journals and information. Read more
Masader
MASADER
e-Campus solution will allow universities, colleges and research centres in the sultanate to benefit from OMREN connectivity in running their entire applications on a community cloud hosted at OMREN data centre. Read more
ecampus
e-CAMPUS
An electronic database of research, studies, journal articles, abstracts research and innovation materials that were written or compiled in the Sultanate of Oman. Read more
MASADER
Provides a secure access to online resources and services for research and higher education community in the Sultanate of Oman. The OMREN Federation is an official member of eduGAIN Read more
OmrenFed
OMREN Federation
OMREN members receive IPV6 from OMREN as a result of the collaboration between OMREN and RIPE NCC. Read more
Internet Protocol version 6
OMREN is a certified partner of DigiCert. OMREN members are eligible to receive free SSL certificates. Read more
SSL Certificates

Our Recent Members

mcbs
MCBS is a member of the OMREN

Islamic Sciences College
Faculty of Islamic Sciences signs the OMREN membrship agreement

muscat university
Muscat University signs the OMREN membrship agreement

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Members
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Connectivity
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Services
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Events

Statistics  Metrix

OMREN Achievements

Connected Universities
95%
Connected Researchers
70%
Connected students
51%
International Connectivity
50%

Our News

Checkout Our Events

OMREN participated in the eighth international platform on integrating the Arab e- infrastructure in global environment e-AGE18, which was held in Amman, Jordan.

Our Members and Partners