The regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa
We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice.
3rd January 2019: Lilongwe, Malawi: The Chairperson, Professor Stephen Simukanga and Members of the Board of Trustees of UbuntuNet Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Eng. Dr. Francis “Tusu” Tusubira as acting CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance effective 1st...
Let’s get SMART! African universities agree on relevance of digital transformation at UbuntuNet-Connect 2018
The 11th annual networking conference of UbuntuNet Alliance was held on 22-23 November 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania and delegates to the gathering were unanimous in their consensus on the need to fast track the digitalization of their entities into SMART...
Vice Chancellors that attended the Vice Chancellors ICT Colloquium, the main pre-conference event to UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania, have been asked to turn their institutions into formidable members of their National Research and Education Network...
Your research outputs are lamps, let them shine! NRENs encouraged to share and market their networking and research activities
Despite the numerous research and education activities and collaborations happening in universities and National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) from the UbuntuNet Alliance region, NREN managers have agreed that their networks are not doing enough to...
In what would be described as a perfect send-off, the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) on Friday, 22nd November 2018, the last day of UbuntuNet-Connect 2018, treated conference attendees to a tour at the institution, where the delegates were delighted to...
Six years and counting: UbuntuNet Alliance capacity building programme going from strength to strength
For the sixth consecutive year since 2012 UbuntuNet Alliance this year, in collaboration with the Network Start-Up Resource Center (NSRC) once again held the Advanced Routing and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) training for NRENs, a programme that has trickled down...
Network connectivity in different forms and sizes is our core business. Additional services on top of the network are being rolled out continuously for the member NRENs to use themselves or offer them to their institutions.
UA is running a network across the region and onwards to Europe. The NRENs can choose between flexible offers depending on their demand and preconditions.
Looking for infrastructure to host services? Need a backup and fail-over solution? We are offering different virtualisation and containerisation platforms, hosted in our region.
To establish a set of agreements for participating world regions to consolidate/complete middleware for a marketplace of services and real-time applications to benefit global science communities.
Support dialogue between the EU and African Research and Educational Networks, with special attention to Western and Central Africa region, and create favourable conditions for WACREN to be able to participate in and benefit to the most from AfricaConnect2.