Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN)

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.

CONNECT, COLLABORATE, INNOVATE

Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN), enables the use of next-generation research networks and services among the research and education community in the Sultanate of Oman. This shall effectively contribute to the development of innovation, research, education and international e-collaboration. The Advanced Research and Education Network is initiated and supported by The Research Council through a strategic partnership with the national internet service provider OmanTel. OMREN members benefit from the advanced network technology and the related infrastructure in Oman and around the world. In addition, they will gain access to OMREN Masader and applications. Moreover, they are expected to participate in leadership and mentoring opportunities, networking, collaborations, users' meetings, awards ceremonies and workshops.

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 will be able to connect 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 will 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 will have the ability 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.

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 will empower interaction, collaboration, sharing collective goals of empowering education and research. At this initial stage of the project a set of important services will be provided. Majority of the listed services are deployed along with the connectivity while few may take little longer such as the e-Campus.

Join us today to Connect, Collaborate and Innovate

Membership to OMREN is open for Higher Education Institutes and Research Centers in both the public and private sectors. Members will be entitled to benefit from the OMREN services. To join OMREN download Membership Request Form, fill out and send it to the OMREN email shown in the below table.

For more details contact OMREN Team

  • (00968) 90991122

  • (00968) 90991133

RECENT ACTIVITIES

Faculty of Islamic Sciences is a member of OMREN

Faculty of Islamic Sciences signs the OMREN membrship agreement

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Muscat University joins the OMREN network

Muscat University signs the OMREN membrship agreement

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Sultan Qaboos University is a member of OMREN

SQU is one of the strategic memebrs in the OMREN network and services

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Dhofar University is a member of the OMREN network

Dhofar University signs a contract to join the OMREN network

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Agreement between OMREN and A'sharqiya University

A'sharqiya University joins the OMREN network

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University of Nizwa signs the membership aggrement

University of Nizwa signs the OMREN membrship agreement

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NEWS AND UPDATES

OMREN Introduces its services to its members

Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) organized two workshops for the 14 members of OMREN.

OMREN Timeline

The OMREN activities and achievements

OMREN Partcipation in MENOG 2017

The global event was a great opportunity to connect and share experiences and knowledge, present and discuss the latest networking innovations and discover new business models and applications.

OMREN in GHEDEX 2017

OMREN in the 18th edition of Global Higher Education (GHEDEX ) from 16 – 18 April 2018.

OMREN in COMEX 2017

OMREN objectives, services and applications have been introduced to the visitors.

OMREN New Members

Seven members have joined OMREN since last September 2016.

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OMREN participation in MENOG 2017

OMREN in GHEDEX 2017

OMREN and COMEX 2017

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HOW TO REACH US?

  • Oman Research and Education Network

    The Research Council

    Knowledge Oasis Muscat - KOM4
    4th Floor




OUR MEMBERS

OUR PARTNERS

OMREN network is provided through a partnership between TRC and Omantel