The Sudanese Universities Information Network /Sudanese Universities Virtual Library (SUIN/SUVL) was a project funded by The Information Technology Support Fund of the National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) with support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the University of Khartoum in 2004. The overall objective of the project was to link thirty public universities in an information network to provide local and global information through a virtual library. The name changed in October2009 to be the Sudanese Research and Education Network after being registered as a unit of the Association of Sudanese Universities (ASU). Over the past ten years SudREN has increased its membership from 30 public universities to now over 58 members including private institutions and research centers via optical fiber technology, increased Internet bandwidth from 4Mbps to 3 STM-1s, and number of full time staff from 3 to 13.
SudREN is an organization foundedwith the aim of providing network infrastructure for Sudanese universities and research institutions. It currently provides connectivity and Internet access to 58 institutions. The networking capacity is mainly provided by Sudatel and Canar Companies. On top of providing and managing the network connecting these institutions, SudREN provides some additional ICT services such as video conferencing, and e-library.