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
UbuntuNet Alliance Joins DataCite

UbuntuNet Alliance Joins DataCite

Lilongwe, Malawi: 10th June 2021: UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce that the Executive Board of DataCite has accepted UbuntuNet Alliance as a member of DataCite. DataCite is a leading provider of persistent identifiers for research. Through its portfolio of...

Events

15th UbuntuNet Allliance Annual General Meeting of Members, Virtual, 6th August 2021.

UbuntuNet Alliance will hold its 15th Annual General Meeting virtually on Friday, 6th August 2021. The Annual General Meeting of Members, is the top decision-making body that must sustain the Members’ collective will to collaborate regionally. It is composed of Representative Members from Member NRENs and Observer Members from NRENs in Construction

UbuntuNet Alliance Services Workshop, Virtual, 28th July 2021

This workshop aims to update the NREN community on the progress UbuntuNet Alliance has made in updating its yet to be unveiled Value Added Services Portfolio. The workshop will also solicit views and feedback from the NREN community on the proposed and demanded services.  

 

TERNET Conference on Digital Transformation, 16-17 Sept 21

The digitisation phenomena characterised by new technologies innovated out of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the 21st century offers unprecedented breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence, Big Data analytics, edge computing, Internet and social media. The Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), through its first international conference on digital transformation in education and research, is inviting practitioners, researchers, and industrialists to explore novel ideas, share topical research findings, discuss lessons learned and success stories, map out major challenges, and collectively debate on future directions for education and research.

 

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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Madascar

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MoRENet

Mozambique

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RENU

Uganda

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Rwanda

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Namibia

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Projects

AfricaConnect3

AfricaConnect3 supports the development of high-capacity internet networks for research and education across Africa. It buids on its predecessor projects, AfricaConnect and AfricaConnect2

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.