MAREN

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. 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 and was held in …

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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), Malawi and Zimbabwe now have a glorious opportunity to access high speed and affordable connectivity dedicated  to research and …

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MAREN, SomaliREN hold breath as connection to the UbuntuNet Network draws closer

Excitement continues to build for the Research and Education Network (NREN) s of Malawi and Somalia as the countdown to the two NRENs connection to the UbuntuNet Network edges closer. The Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) and its counterpart, Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN) are expected to be the among the first new …

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MAREN goes eduroam

Better late than never! This seems to be a fitting phrase for the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) after the network successfully tested its eduroam service in June 2016 to become the fifth NREN within the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region to launch the service after KENET, TENET, ZAMREN and RENU. eduroam is a service …

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MAREN healthcare institutions get DfID praise

The Malawi College of Medicine (COM), a constituent college of the University of Malawi which is a member institution of the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN), has been hailed as one of the institutions making significant contribution towards Malawi’s healthcare research system which has been described as ‘the best” in Africa. United Kingdom’s Department …

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MAREN gets wake-up call

The Malawi governments’ 2015/2016 national budget which was passed by the country’s national assembly on June 25, 2015 and came into effect on July 1, 2015 brought with it an unpleasant surprise to research and education institutions in the country; a 10 percent tax on internet data and mobile phone text messages for end users. …

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Malawi Minister of Education promises to fast track MAREN

Malawi plans to accelerate its uptake of the UbuntuNet network which is highly expected to boost education through lowering the cost of connectivity for education and research as well as improving efficiency and speed of networked education services. Speaking in Lilongwe when he officiated at the UbuntuNet Alliance Networking Cocktail held as a pre-event to …

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Malawi president hints on MAREN connectivity, promises education levies to boost research sector

Malawi president Arthur Peter Mutharika has ignited a flicker of hope for the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) by pledging to connect the network to the regional research and education network and introducing a levy to help fund the country’s research sector. President Mutharika, who was appointed Champion for Higher Education in Africa last …

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NUANCE – July 2014

UbuntuNet Alliance CEO speaks on new UbuntuNet links, AfricaConnect progress UbuntuNet Alliance and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) this month announced the commissioning of new high speed UbuntuNet network links each offering improved speeds of  622Mbps (STM-4).  These new links will improve research collaboration between African researchers and the global community. On …

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NUANCE – October 2013

UbuntuNet Alliance has a new Chairperson Professor John Ssebuwufu, the Director for Research Programmes at the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Ghana, is now the new chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance. He succeeds Professor Zimani Kadzamira who stepped down on 12th February 2013 after serving the Alliance with distinction for two consecutive three year terms …

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