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Deployed at the beginning of the 1990’s, RENATER (National telecommunications network for Technology, Education and Research - NREN) provides a national and international connectivity
via the pan-European GÉANT network, to more than 1,000 education and research sites in Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments and Territories. The RENATER network is an important and added value tool for research and education. It makes easier the collaborative work of the French researchers with their worldwide colleagues (data transfers and acquisitions, videoconferencing, spreadsheets etc.). Its infrastructure is constantly upgraded to fulfill the users needs.
RENATER is connected to international networks through a 10 Gbit/s link to GEANT
GÉANT is the main European multi-gigabit computer network for research and education purposes...
and directly to northern America
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...
through two 2.5 Gbit/s links.
RENATER supports IPv6.
The following services are offered to RENATER's community:
- End to end circuits (VPN MPLS, optical paths...)
- Classes of service
- Resource management (prefixe allocation, domain names registration,...)
- Authentication services (server and person certificates)
- Education-Research identity Federation
- Anti-spam service
- Mobility service (eduroamTM)
- Voice and image services (ToIP and video)
- Security service (CERT)