UbuntuNet Alliance

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.

Stories

Tanzania Minister of Education, Science and Technology Prof. Joyce Ndalichako opens UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Tanzania Minister of Education, Science and Technology Prof. Joyce Ndalichako opens UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Tanzania Minister of Education, Science and Technology Prof. Joyce Ndalichako opens UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Minister of Education, Science and Technology for Tanzania Prof. Joyce Ndalichako on 22nd November 2018 officially opened UbuntuNet-Connect 2018, the 11th annual networking conference of UbuntuNet Alliance at Hotel Verde in Zanzibar, Tanzania with a commitment from...

UbuntuNet Alliance connects National Research and Education Networks of The Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Zimbabwe under the AfricaConnect2 Project
UbuntuNet Alliance connects National Research and Education Networks of The Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Zimbabwe under the AfricaConnect2 Project

UbuntuNet Alliance connects National Research and Education Networks of The Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Zimbabwe under the AfricaConnect2 Project

10th October 2018: Lilongwe, Malawi Hundreds of thousands of students, lecturers and researchers from Higher Education Institutions and research centers affiliated to the National Research and Education Network (NREN)s of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...

Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project
Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project

Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and H.E. Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director of Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide...

Services

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.

Connectivity

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.

Cloud

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.

Identity

We offer solutions for different aspects of Identity Management: eduID (Single Sign-On, WebSSO), User Stores (LDAP, Database) and user certificates.

Members

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BERNET

Burundi

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Eb@le

DRC

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i RENALA

Madascar

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MoRENet

Mozambique

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RENU

Uganda

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RwEdNet

Rwanda

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Xnet

Namibia

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Projects

AfricaConnect2

AfricaConnect2 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa.

MAGIC

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.

Sci-GaIA

Energising Scientific Endeavour through Science Gateways and e-Infrastructures in Africa

 

TANDEM

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.