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IRAN National Research and Education Network


SHOA is a Public–private partnership (P.P.P.) project between Private Sector, Government and Academia
SHOA is Iranian National Research and Education Network (NREN), A National Research and Education Network (NREN) is a specialised internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country. It is usually distinguished by support for a high-speed backbone network, often offering dedicated channels for individual research projects. NRENs are usually the places where new Internet protocols and architectures are introduced before deployment within the Public Internet.[citation needed] Two examples of these protocols are IPv6 and IP multicast. Two examples of architecture are client/server and Cloud computing.

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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C7. E-science 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)



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This is a continuous development project

WSIS values promotion

SHOA is one of the components of the Science economy ecosystem. SHOA has contributed to the development of E-Science in Iran, as well as the capacity building of science development in the country, and has provided high-speed access for all universities and research centers and students. and it will boost the economy in Iran.

Entity name

IRAN National Research and Education Network (SHOA)

Entity country—type

Iran (Islamic Republic of) Private Sector

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IT Organization of I.R.IRAN (ITO) & Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST)