Harold Bowa

Meet The UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 Silver Sponsors: WIOCC

Following a history of working with UbuntuNet Alliance as a service provider of internet connectivity infrastructure, We are greatly pleased to announce WIOCC as one of the Silver Sponsors for the upcoming UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 conference. The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into …

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Eastern and Southern African NRENs Represented in the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly 77

Prof. Madara Ogot, the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking was part of a panel discussion at the Science Summit at UNGA77. The Panel set out to discuss the Digital infrastructure to enable Science and Cooperation in Africa. Throughout the panel discussion Prof. Ogot was able to shine a light on the …

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RENU Launch eduroam on the GO

On the 8th day of September 2022, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) celebrated two years of Metro eduroam. The occasion was marked by the launch of an innovation that may revolutionize eduroam worldwide, eduroam on the GO!  This is a pocket-sized routing device developed to allow researchers, students and university staff to …

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KENET Takes Research Engagement to New Heights by Awarding 11 Small Research Grants

NRENs in the UbuntuNet Alliance region continue to play a massive role in the cause for Research and Education throughout the Eastern and Southern African region. KENET remains one of the most vibrant NRENs within the community and this has recently been demonstrated by the awarding of 11 small research grants to STEM early career research grantees …

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African NRENs meet to kick-start conversation about their contribution to UN SDGs

This story was sourced from the official AfricaConnect3 website and was written by Siliva Fiore of GÉANT On September 14, 2022, representatives from several African countries took part in the online webinar organised by the AfricaConnect3 Communications team “How are African NRENs contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?“. The webinar meant to be …

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UbuntuNet-Connect 2022 Conference Programme Now Out. Register Now!

With the 15th annual research and education networking conference just 3 months away, UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce the publication of the programme for the event. View the programme here. Register now, via early bird registration here! This year, the UbuntuNet-Connect Conference is set to be as exciting as always as it will take …

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Network Engineers from our Member NRENs Continue to Benefit from Capacity Building Exercises held By UbuntuNet Alliance.

In order to achieve our vision of a vibrant community of NRENs, UbuntuNet Alliance carries out various capacity building exercises throughout the year under the AfricaConnect3 project. One of such workshops is the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) scaling techniques workshop. This workshop is meant to help build techniques for Network Engineers from our member NRENs …

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RENU Makes Connectivity Accessible to all Through Metro eduroam. Interview with Hellen Nakawungu.

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) began the rollout of eduroam in 2020. Since then, RENU has successfully deployed over 500 eduroam hotspots in across the country to the benefit of students and staff via connecting 61 Educational institutions from 42 service locations. Such exceptional progress cannot go unnoticed. We caught up with the Systems and Software …

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SomaliREN succeeds in implementing the international service of eduroam

This article was originally posted on ASREN website After much effort, the Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) has successfully deployed eduroam, the secure world-wide education roaming access service. eduroam allows students, teachers and researchers in more than 100 countries to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply connecting …

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Vacancies Announcement: Assistant Accountant and Business Development Officer.

Background UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional high speed Internet backbone network for Eastern and Southern Africa.  UbuntuNet Alliance is registered in Malawi as a not-for-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa with the aim …

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UbuntuNet-Connect2024 Early Bird-Registration Open

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