The need for a Network Operation
Center to operate and manage such huge network was main reason behind creating
the Jordanian Universities Network company (JUNet). JUNet is a nonprofit
company with limited liability founded in July 2003 by the Public Universities.
JUNet is owned by the Public Universities of Jordan and Managed by a Board of
Directors chaired by the President of the University of Jordan.
JUNet was created with the
Ø To provide all the necessary components needed to construct and
operate the network.
Ø Establish and operate the network that interconnects these
Jordanian Universities to support goals of higher education and scientific
research in Jordan.
Ø Provide information and communications technology services and
support for the universities as needed.
Ø Design plans and policies needed for the usage of the network
and to develop common strategy for network and applications usage.
Ø To research and implement applications that enhance the services
provided using the network to support the goals of higher education and
Ø To sign national and international treaties in ordinance with
the company goals and objectives.
Ø To acquire financial support and necessary funds, grants, and
loans to achieve its goals and objectives.
Ø To develop a common strategy (standards) for network usage and
In addition to that, JUNet can be
considered as a platform for satisfying the common needs and services of the
Universities such as common software and licenses. As Indeed, JUNet has signed
agreement with Microsoft and became an Authorized Education Reseller (AER) for
different Microsoft software pools, and the program allows resellers to sell
Microsoft products at Academic pricesto Qualified Educational users, such pools
Furthermore, JUNet created a basis
for Jordanian universities to get use of the other resources and services provides
from Microsoft, in order to facilitate their procedural implementations, and
get benefits of different products and services, that are mainly line of
subscription services which allow use of MS office software suits over the life
of subscription, and that can be managed and configured through a simple online
portal like Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.