University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, On behalf of the Ministry of Education (MoE) implemented Bangladesh Research and Education Network (BdREN) under HEQEP through joint financing of Bangladesh Government and World Bank. It is deployed as a high performance data Communications network providing connectivity among higher education and research institutions in both public and private sectors.

BdREN with its multi-gigabit capability aims to connect all universities, research institutions, medical colleges, libraries, laboratories, healthcare and agricultural institutions across the country and to support geographically dispersed academics, medical professionals, scientists and researchers with reliable access to high-end computing, simulation tools and datasets. With a view to implementing the BdREN backbone, UGC signed an IRU contract with Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) Ltd. for using 2(two) core from its country-wide distributed OPGW network. Backbone network of BdREN is designed based on this optical fiber.

BdREN is also connected with other regional and trans-continental Research and Education Networks (RENs) (e.g. TEIN, GEANT, Internet2 and others). It has interlinked the faculties and students of Bangladesh to the global academic community and learning resources. It also facilitates international collaborative research and catalyzes innovation in the country.

BdREN is being operated as a Non-profit Trust organization with a board of trustees consisting of representatives from the universities/user communities, UGC, MoE and other members co-opted for their expertise and position in relevant industries.

BdREN Statements

  • Building and operating a high bandwidth high availability secure network.
  • Delivering networking excellence capitalizing on the latest technological development in networking, such as NGN, and hybrid technologies.
  • Providing cost-effective & best in class Applications and Services ‘through economies of scale’.
  • TIEN Network Connecting to International RENs, such as APAN, Internet2, GEANT and networks participating to other world-wide NRENs associations, initiatives and forums.
  • Attracting NRB scientists, engineers and researchers working in different disciplines from all over the world.
  • Ensuring financial sustainability, and
  • Fostering an innovative & stimulating work environment.

“To be an enabler for excellence in Research and Education by strengthening the quality of research, education, innovation and strategic collaboration in home and abroad”

  • Provide efficient communication and dissemination of information within the education and research communities;
  • Accelerate the development of the knowledge and information society;
  • Strengthen Bangladesh’s position as a recognized regional leader for research, education and development.
  • Collaboration and Engagement. BdREN will nurture collaboration and sharing of resources among members.
  • Sustainability. BdREN will endeavor to be self-sustaining in all its operations.
  • Integrity and Fairness. At all times BdREN will operate in an atmosphere that ensures impartiality, transparency, and accountability in its operations.
  • Innovation and Creativity. BdREN will actively seek appropriate solutions for continuous improvement.
  • Excellence. BdREN will be guided by the need to maintain the highest standards in all its operations.

Business planning & strategy

  • Enhance the coverage
  • Focus on delivery of innovative services like eduroam
  • Minimizing Costs
  • Recruit and nurture dedicated and trained human resources
  • Focus on Customer-centric services rather than Supply-push services