The revolutionary Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) is a nationwide educational communicational network connecting premier education and research institutes; and providing high-speed R&E, intranet as well as internet bandwidth across the country and to international networks. The purpose of this education network is to provide communication infrastructure to the universities, institutions of higher learning and research organizations to meet their networking and internet requirements. The network is providing valuable services, like high-speed internet, audio/video conferencing, access to digital library resources, cloud services, Educational Roaming & Blanket Coverage of WIFI in Smart University Project Campus widely.
The PERN is also in process of upgradation to ultra-high-speed backbone network that will provide 40Gbps of back bone connectivity by interlinking 50 Cities across the country and territorial network partners. This powerful digital infrastructure connects country to national and global data, tools, colleagues, and classrooms that fuel the engine of innovation in today’s digital economy. More than 800,000 researchers at nearly 300 Pakistani universities, colleges, research institutes, hospitals, and government laboratories are using of this network, across country.