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Egyptian Universities advance learning and collaboration with Juniper Networks

Egyptian Universities advance learning and collaboration with Juniper Networks

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Juniper Networks, a global provider of secure, AI-driven networks, has announced that Egyptian Universities Network (EUN), connecting public universities across Egypt, has deployed Juniper’s core network solutions to enable advanced learning and collaboration for 27 public universities across Egypt.

By providing a reliable, stable and secure WAN, EUN is now able to offer first-class VoIP, Internet access, email and video conferencing for students and staff, academics and researchers.

Egypt is in the midst of an education resurgence, following the government declaring 2019 as the ‘Year of Education.’ Egypt’s public education system is the largest across Africa, the Arab world and the Middle East, and nearly three million students are currently enrolled in Egypt’s universities.

EUN relies on Juniper’s MX Series Universal Routing Platform for secure connectivity. Researchers, students and academics can collaborate with their peers around the world using interconnections to key international research and education networks, including Arab States Research and Education Network (AREN), European Academic and Research Network (EARN), Internet2 and GEANT.

Eng Tarek Edris, Operations and Technical Support Department Head, Egyptian Universities Network, said: “Today, about 30% of Egyptians take advantage of a university education and with a burgeoning population, those numbers will grow. With an aim to meet the growing demand for learning and collaboration, EUN plans to invest more in our network so we can continue serving the people who are studying and doing research. We know we can rely on Juniper Networks for high-performance technology, services, after-sales support, deployment and training.”

Yarob Sakhnini, Vice President, Sales, Emerging Markets, EMEA, Juniper Networks, said: “Today’s university students rely heavily on digital tools like email, video conferencing, Internet access for their courses, collaboration and communication. The demands of online classes put even more stress on the network. Networks underpin the digital transformation of modern universities, from how students learn, interact with campus life and stay in touch with home, to enabling major international research projects that were previously not possible. It is a big responsibility to be entrusted with, one that Juniper takes extremely seriously. Juniper Networks has been EUN’s networking partner of choice for a long time and we will continue to work together closely to build the best possible network for Egypt’s universities.”

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