The Power of Connection: Latin American National Research and Education Networks (NRENs)

National research and education network (NREN) organisations are specialised internet service providers dedicated to supporting the ICT needs of the research and education communities within their country. OEB20 speaker and Executive Director of RedCLARA, Luis Eliécer Cadenas, highlights the role of successful, interconnected NRENs that are serving their constituents.

RedCLARA is the Latin American space for collaboration and development in education, science, and innovation. Since 2004, RedCLARA provides regional interconnection and connection to the world. We do so via the pan-European advanced network GÉANT, via the US network Internet2 and via Africa’s advanced networks (UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN, ASREN) and those of Asia (APAN, TEIN, CAREN) and Oceania (AARNET) too. RedCLARA has formed the largest academic community in Latin America, actively connecting international peers working on a wide range of projects.

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