MARWAN is the Moroccan National Research and Education Network created in 1998.

MARWAN is built on VPN/MPLS backbone infrastructure.

MARWAN interconnects via IP all of academic and research institutions’ networks in Morocco.

Institutions are connected via leased line VPN/LL layer 2 circuits.

Important characteristics of MARWAN are:

  •    More than 200 connected institutions over 90 links covering 30 cities in Morocco.
  •    Offered bandwidth ranges from 100Mbps to 5Gbps.
  •    Total acceess bandwidth : 40Gbps.
  •    MARWAN is connected to the Internet via 2 links of 10Gbps each in Rabat and Casablanca.
  •    MARWAN is connected to European Network GÉANT with 1Gbps link from Rabat to London.
  •    All links are in Fiber Optic
  •    IPv6 is deployed natively in Dual Stack.
  •    IP multicast support.
  •    Multiple Classes of Service offered to ensure quality of service for critical applications for the Ministry and Universities.
  •    Reinforced security: Addition of Firewall and IPS dedicated to MARWAN