When you build a national e-network connecting students and researchers, you usually start out by burying fibre, and buying and installing equipment. But what do you do, if none of that is possible? You focus on making a difference for your users, and that is exactly what the American University of Beirut has been doing.
By offering NREN-typical services like easy wireless access, security, cloud services etc., AUB has been able to build a virtual network without having a physical network. Thus gaining the support of the Lebanese research and education community, AUB is hoping soon to be able to build the physical research and education network of Lebanon.
For all the details, please watch this 5-minute presentation by Mohamad Abbass, network and communications director of the American University of Beirut.
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