The Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) is your exclusive super Highway communication network, linking education, research and innovation organizations in Bangladesh, and across the world. BdREN provides high capacity, high performance broadband – many hundreds times faster than a commercial internet connection – and with no use based charges. The network reaches across the country between 20 Points of Presence (PoPs). Our international network extends all the way to Asia-Pacific (TEIN3), North America (Internet2)and Europe(Geant2), connecting us with the rest of the world. More than 220,000 students, researchers and educators at over 100 Bangladesh Universities, Research Institutions, and Medical Colleges have access to BdREN cross the country. Our international network links you to over 200 million advanced network users worldwide.
BdREN is unique because unlike standard networks BdREN is unconstrained. This means you can access as much information, tools, people and content as you wish without usage-based charges. Quality is also a key feature. BdREN provides you with reliable, smooth and consistent performance – which you can have confidence in. The network has been designed to provide very low latency and jitter - BdREN travels quickly between points without delay, and the variation in this travel time is tiny. Bangladesh researchers, educators and students need BdREN to:
BdREN is Bangladesh’s Research and Education (R&E) network. R&E networks have been in existence for decades in over 150 countries around the world. Our membership of this international mesh of R&E networks means our community can connect through BdREN to over 200 million researchers, students, teachers and scientists from across the globe quickly and without extra data charges. Our members’ research partners can also connect to BdREN for collaborative research and education purposes.
BdREN is an all optical high performance network. Its backbone network is designed using DWDM based transmission technology with OPGW network of PGCB. It’s design and capabilities are at the leading edge of information and communications technology development. Being at the leading edge means BdREN is always ahead of the needs of our most adventurous and innovative users. Currently data can be transferred through BdREN backbone at up to 10 gigabits a second (2,500 times the speed of a standard broadband connection) enabling seamless two-way interaction and almost instantaneous sharing of data over long distances. Right now, our members can subscribe a maximum of 1 gigabits per second from our PoPs . BdREN is also very simple and open in design. It is a big fat pipe providing pure, unadulterated broadband connectivity. This means our members can implement whatever services and tools they wish over the network.
The purpose of BdREN is to provide interconnectivity between the universities, high-speed internet connectivity and connectivity with global research and education network. It will also provide other value added services like DNS Hosting, Web Hosting, Shared Storage, e-Mail Services, Video Conferencing, Distant Learning and other associated services. To that end, BdREN and Member agree to the following: