Eng. Mohamad bin Mansour AlGhamdi, the Manager of Maeen Network, spoke about three defining characteristics of NRENs.
Eng Mohamad showed how Maeen Network currently connects 27 universities, 3 hospitals, 20 government organizations, and 1.4 million users with +30 Gbps speed. He spoke about peering with other NRENs and provided some statistics for Internet2 link top destinations, he mentioned plans to peer with GEANT, Ankabut and OMREN.
Eng. Mohamad further spoke about the collaboration infrastructure to provide services like Maeen Network Federation, HPC Portal, ICI4, and VDCs for Maeen Network members.