SHOA – What we do?

SHOA is an independent network which connects all Scientific, Educational, Health and Research centers through Dark Optical Fiber. This network is capable of connecting to others authorized NRENs around the world. SHOA presents its job on full electronic platform.

Subscribers of SHOA comprise of Public or Private scientific centers including Universities, Educational entities, Health centers, Hospitals, Research institutes, Libraries, Theological seminary and NGO’s.

SHOA has overcome two generations to become what it is right now:

  • IRAN NREN 1st generation:
    • 1992-1997: Formulating, Designing and Implementation period
    • 1997-2006: Official Operation Period
    • Target: Connection Oriented
    • Subscribers: Universities
    • Brief History: First thought on establishing NREN, emerged in early 1990’s. A process with conceptual approach ended up to an operational stage in 1997 when close to all of Iran Universities were connected to the network.
    • Executive Model: Based on TDM network of Iranian Telecommunication Company (TCI)
    • Connecting Speed at Network core: indeterminate
    • Connection Speed at the customers Point: Appx. 2 Mbps
    • Network Coverage: Almost all the provinces centers.
    • Administrator: Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)
  • IRAN NREN 2nd generation:
    • 1997-2001: Planning, designing and early operation period
    • Target: Network Oriented
    • Subscribers: Universities
    • Brief History: At a time that technological changes, and universities requirement were at the highest of all, the Iran Scientific Network was redesigned by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology through a MOU that the Ministry had with the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology (MSRT). Due to the privatization of Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) at that time, this process took some time to be operational and finally in 2012, it was finalized. But again due to some irregularities between the main partners, the official operation was delayed.
    • Executive Model: Dedicated Network
    • Connecting Speed at Network core: 10 Gbps
    • Connection Speed at the customer’s Point: 1 Gbps.
    • Network Coverage: City of Tehran.
    • Administrator: Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)
  • IRAN NREN 3rd generation:
    • 2015-2018: Planning, designing and early operation period
    • Target: Service Oriented
    • Subscribers: Universities, Research Institutes, Health and Medical Centers, Hospitals, Libraries, Theological seminary
    • Brief History: In 2016, the Information Technology Organization of Iran (ITO) along with the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) started a new Co-Operation to revise the NREN. Due to some pessimistic views among, the original subscribers (Universities) in consequent of not being able to officially use the 2nd generation of NREN, it became a necessity to build a new sense of trust with the customers. With the new approach being employed (Service Oriented), and having the target of attraction of new subscribers around the country, decision had to be made about many aspects of the infrastructure. Therefore, for the first time, a new model of infrastructure development based on Public-Private Patroonship (PPP), was employed to finish and operate unfinished projects. So the 3rd generation of IRAN NREN was stablished with 3 partners, 2 Public Organization (Information Technology Organization of Iran (ITO) as a Governmental sector – Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) as an Academia Sector) and a private entity Seemorgh System –SeemSys– as a Service-Oriented, Business Guarantor, Investor and Private Operator.

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