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Réseau national de télécommunications pour la technologie, l'enseignement et la recherche
Formation27 January 1993
Legal statusGroupement d’Intérêt Public
HeadquartersParis, France
Region served
Boris Dintrans

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 two nx10 Gbit/s links to GÉANT and directly to the Internet through four nx10 Gbit/s links.

RENATER supports IPv4 and IPv6.


The following services are offered to RENATER's community:

Network services

  • IPv4 and IPv6 Connectivity
  • End to end circuits (L2 and L3 MPLS VPN, optical paths,...)
  • 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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