Canada’s National Research and Education Network

Canada’s National Research and Education Network

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Cybera is part of a bigger picture — Canada’s National Research and Education Network (NREN). Twelve provincial and territorial network partners, together with CANARIE, collectively form the NREN. This powerful digital infrastructure connects Canadians to national and global data, tools, colleagues and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today’s digital economy.

The NREN is a powerful example of nationwide collaboration in support of research and innovation that benefits all Canadians. It comprises a system of high-speed, fibre optic networks. The backbone of this is CANARIE, Canada’s Advanced Research and Innovation Network, which connects Canadians to over 100 similar advanced networks internationally.

CyberaNet is Alberta’s network, connecting to partner networks in British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east. Cybera is also developing the northern connection.

Together, Canada’s advanced networks support research, education and pre-commercial activities, and provide critical infrastructure for emerging applications such as cloud computing, data storage, visualization and distribution, and advanced videoconferencing.