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National gigabit backbone

Operate a national gigabit backbone that connects campus networks to each other and to other RENs regionally and globally, and, through contracts with commercial operators, to the commodity Internet, ideally through a local Internet Exchange (IX), thus keeping local traffic local. If a local IX does not exist, SLREN could help establish one.

Network Operation Centre (NOC)

Run its own NOC to monitor and report on network performance and manage incidents and fault resolution on the network

Discretionary services

Offer discretionary services such as eduroam, edugain; videoconferencing bridging; Higher Education Management Information Systems (HEMIS