The Trinidad and Tobago Research and Education Network (TTRENT)was deployed in May 2012 and is regarded as the country’s first Research and Education network; referred to as NREN’s globally. The founding members of the network were the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST), College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT), the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine ( including the Open Campus), with the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) joining officially in 2014. TTRENT is a project of the Distance Learning Secretariat of MTEST However, the build out of the network is guided by a technical team made up of representatives from the member institutions. TTRENT also partners with the regional research and education network known as C@ribNet, developed by the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN)
In 2013, discussions were held with Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA) regarding the deployment of eduroam by TTRENT. eduroam (education roaming) is a service developed for the international education and research community that offers wireless internet access in a safe, fast and simple way without the need for multiple logins and passwords.. eduroam has worldwide coverage and incorporates institutions from over 71 countries andunites many users to exchange experiences and knowledge.
In October 2014, through the assistance of ANYROAM, USA and TERENA, the Ministry tested eduroam access locally during a workshop with local tertiary level institutions.
In March 2015 TTRENT signed the Compliance Statement of the Global eduroam Governance Committee (GeGC) accepting the responsibility to be the National Roaming Operator (NRO) for Trinidad and Tobago.