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Réseau national de télécommunications pour la technologie, l'enseignement et la recherche
Abbreviation RENATER
Motto Connecteur de savoirs
Formation 27 January 1993
Legal status Groupement d’Intérêt Public
Headquarters Paris, France
Region served
Jean-Pierre Finance
Main organ
Conseil d’administration

RENATER (Réseau national de télécommunications pour la technologie, l'enseignement et la recherche) is the national research and education network in France.

Deployed at the beginning of the 1990s, RENATER (National telecommunications network for Technology, Education and Research) provides a national and international connectivity via the pan-European GÉANT network, to more than 1,000 education and research sites in Metropolitan France and Overseas Departments and Territories. The RENATER network is an important and added value tool for research and education. It makes easier the collaborative work of the French researchers with their colleagues (data transfers and acquisitions, videoconferencing, spreadsheets etc.).

RENATER is connected to international networks through a 10 Gbit/s link to GÉANT and directly to northern America through two 2.5 Gbit/s links.

RENATER supports IPv6.


The following services are offered to RENATER's community:

Network services

  • Connectivity
  • End to end circuits (VPN MPLS, optical paths...)
  • Classes of service
  • Resource management (prefix allocation, domain names registration,...)

Applicative services

  • Authentication services (server and personal certificates)
  • Education-Research identity federation
  • Anti-spam service
  • Mobility service (eduroam)
  • Voice and image services (VoIP and video)
  • Security service (CERT)

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