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Tunisia National University Network (RNU)
Tunisia National Academic Network (in French Reseau National Universitaire, RNU for short) has been established and run by the Tunisian Computing Center el Khawarizmi (CCK) since 1997, CCK is also acting as an Internet service provider for the entire Tunisian academic community of nearly 400 000 users, 90% of whom are students and the rest are faculty members, full time researchers, and technical & administrative personnel. The RNU interconnects the networks of the various Tunisian universities, administrations, student’s dorms, university restaurants, research centers and Technology Parcs.  CCK also manages a data center and provides a set of Internet and  applications  services, including email, Telnet, FTP, web hosting, e-learning, library services (BIRUNI), etc. RNU has been undergone regular upgrades, the last of which started in 2012 and should be ending in August 2015. This last upgrade has made major changes to the network infrastructure by putting optical fibers everywhere. CCK is now connecting basically about 500 sites, accessing its data center and the Internet through a very high speed core of 20 Gbps capacity. The combined bandwidth for the access networks is nearly 6 Gbps. Work is already underway to improve existing services as well as to introduce additional valued added services such as high performance computing services. Further, CCK was an active partner in EUMEDCONNECT2 until 2011 and is seeking ways to re-establish connectivity with EUMEDCONNECT3 phase.
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