Connectivity

Collaborations with the Ministry of Education in Rwanda to Re-establish the Rwanda Education Network (RwEdNet)

UbuntuNet Alliance would like to take this opportunity to appreciate the concerted effort by the Ministry of Education, Rwanda, towards re-establishing the Rwanda Education Network (RwEdNet). This is to enable the Rwandan National Research and Education network to participate actively in the Eastern and Southern African Regional Research and Education Network (RREN) which consists of …

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BEAA New Collaboration for Shared Transoceanic R&E Networking Resilience

Seven leading regional and national Research and Education networks and organisations across multiple continents announced the establishment of the “Bridging Europe, Africa and the Americas” (BEAA) Collaboration, aiming to increase the resilience of their networks across a set of transoceanic links that interconnect their communities in Eastern and Southern Africa, Europe and Latin America. The …

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UbuntuNet Alliance partners Indiana University, others in second phase of NEA3R initiative

UbuntuNet Alliance has once again partnered with the International Networks at the Indiana University in the five year $4.75 million Networks for European, American, African, and Arctic Research (NEA3R) initiative supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). International Networks at IU will jointly lead the initiative with the Advanced North Atlantic consortium, which consists of …

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NREN engineers hail MANRS training workshop

Network engineers that participated in the recent Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) online training workshop organized by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with Internet Society (ISOC) and AFRINIC have hailed the impact of the virtual workshop which they believe will help NRENs safeguard their networks against potential threats. At least 18 NREN engineers from …

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AfriGEO Community counts on AfricaConnect3 project for enhanced Internet connectivity

The African Group on Earth Observation (AfriGEO) community, a member of the global Group on Earth Observation (GEO) says it expects the AfricaConnect3 project, a Pan-African project aimed at creating an internet network for research and education across Africa, to boost internet connectivity in the community’s sites in Africa. GEO is a unique global network …

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UbuntuNet Alliance, Internet Society to train NREN engineers online

UbuntuNet Alliance has, in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), organized a three-week Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) online training workshop for network engineers from the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region. The workshop, to be facilitated experts from ISOC, will be held through daily one-hour sessions starting from 13th – 31st July 2020. The …

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SomaliREN’s efforts to support universities in the face of COVID-19 – A beacon of hope!

The COVID19 virus outbreak has had a severe impact on all sectors and especially the education sector. The social distancing policy called for the suspension of all gatherings, including classrooms. The directive by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education to suspend the classes at the schools and universities for two weeks has come …

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AmLight Express and Protect interconnects three continents by activating 100G end-to-end links between the U.S., Brazil and South Africa

Miami, Florida, March 1, 2020 – Florida International University (FIU), Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa and South African National Research Network (TENET/SANReN), and Angola Cables are pleased to announce the activation of lightpaths initially provisioned at 100Gbps linking North America, South America, and Africa for research …

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Technical Announcement: RPKI Route Origin Validation on the UbuntuNet Alliance Backbone.

UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to inform all NRENs connected to the UbuntuNet Network that it has now activated the Route Origin Validation feature within the regional backbone. The feature helps in securing Internet’s routing infrastructure by among other things, allowing IP prefixes from authorized Autonomous Systems (AS) only. IP prefixes that are generated by unauthorized AS …

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY BETWEEN MALAWI GOVERNMENT AND UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE

Republic of Malawi Ministry of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology   THE PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY in respect of  INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY TO THE MALAWI RESEARCH and EDUCATION NETWORK (MAREN) The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology in collaborationwith the Public Private …

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