Madagascar launches first Internet Exchange Point*

By Michuki Mwangi, Internet Society The 17th of March 2016 will be long remembered in the Internet history books of Madagascar as the “Journée de l’Internet” or “Internet Day”. On this “Journée de l’Internet”, the local Internet community consisting of the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and New Technologies (MPTNT), Autorité de Régulation des Technologies de …

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NUANCE – September 2012

UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 – A Seaside Extravaganza! Have you registered?  Do not miss this opportunity! The programme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 is out.  With 40 abstracts from 20 countries in Africa and around the world, it has been tight selecting papers for presentation. UbuntuNet Alliance uses a triple blind review process, and our international panel of reviewers …

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NUANCE – August 2012

Register to attend UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 Registration is open for the forthcoming UbuntuNet-Connect 2012, the 5th Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance. Secure your registration and book your accommodation now!  We have received twice the number of abstracts received last year and they have been reviewed. UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 will be hosted by TERNET, the Tanzanian NREN and …

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NUANCE – April 2012

Council of Members Cluster of Events in Lilongwe declared a Success By Margaret Ngwira The sudden death of Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika a few days prior to the scheduled 6th Council of Members Cluster Meetings in the country’s Capital City of Lilongwe cast some doubts on the scheduling.  Four meetings were scheduled: Special Meeting …

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NUANCE – April 2011

NUANCE speaks French enfin! UbuntuNet’s first six members were countries where English, French, Portuguese and Arabic were the main international languages. Given the multi-lingual nature of our Alliance community, we have long wanted to make available Alliance resources in the languages most familiar to our community. Finally, the April 2011 issue of Nuance ushers in …

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NUANCE – July 2010

Fibre opportunities for Africa! Given the flurry of undersea cables being laid and the forthcoming AfricaConnect initiative, it has been decided to dedicate this issue of NUANCE to emerging fibre opportunities around and especially within Africa.  The photo shows three fibre gurus representing SEACOM, EASSy and TEAMS at the Brussels EU Africa Connect meeting on …

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NUANCE – April 2010

SEACOM Cable Cut Highlights Need for Alternate Cable Routes The honeymoon that has been enjoyed by NRENs (and other sectors) due to the reduced internet access prices ushered in by SEACOM came to a rude end when the SEACOM cable experienced a major outage along the Mediterranean section of their connectivity during the third and …

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NUANCE – October 2008

Breaking News…Science and Technology Parks for sub-Saharan Africa IEEAF and GEO have just signed an MoU with USAID in which they agree ” … to form an alliance to facilitate investment in world-class regional telecommunications exchanges, data facilities, and science and technology parks in sub-Saharan Africa.” African REN developments reported at Internet2 meeting Three African …

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