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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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RENU Makes Connectivity Accessible to all Through Metro eduroam

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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Interview with Hellen Nakawungu, Systems Engineer at RENU

As part of the #womeninSTEM campaign, we talk to Hellen Nakawungu, Systems Engineer at the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU). Hellen has worked in the Technical Department of RENU transitioning through different levels. She is currently the Head of Department, Systems and Software and the Coordinator for the Cyber Security Team. She is a computer scientist …

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RENU introduces Zero-rated Mobile Access

Students and staff of RENU member institutions can now access their institutions’ websites and e-learning portals without loading a data bundle on selected mobile service provider networks. The development is a latest innovation from the National Research and Education Network of Uganda which recently unveiled the metro eduroam initiative aimed at expanding the reach of …

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UbuntuNet Alliance holds second NREN cloud webinar

At least 20 systems engineers from Eastern and Southern Africa participated in the latest NREN Cloud Webinar hosted by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with the Research and Education Network of Uganda, RENU. The webinar on Building an OpenStack Cloud using Ansible was held on Tuesday, 29th September 2020. It was the second in the series …

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RENU Deploys 300 eduroam hotspots for off-campus Internet access

Students, researchers and staff of learning institutions connected to the Research and Education Network  for Uganda (RENU) will now be able to access their institution Internet beyond their campuses after the NREN introduced the metro deployment of eduroam to enable users connect to the wireless network while working away from their institutions.   RENU unveiled …

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KENET, MoRENet, RENU and TERNET in Workshop on LPWAN Solutions for the Internet of Things, 17-21 February 2020, Makerere University, Uganda

Four NREN Members of UbuntuNet Alliance namely; Kenya Education Network (KENET), Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet), Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) and Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) are part of the stakeholders of the Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) Solutions for the Internet of Things Workshop which will be held …

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Eng. Isaac Kasana retires as RENU CEO

Long serving CEO of  the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU), Eng. Isaac Kasana, has retired from the position after almost six years of service. The Board of RENU has since appointed Chief Technical Officer, Nicholas Mbonimpa as Acting CEO, replacing Eng. Kasana who retired from the position on 31st December 2018 after taking …

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RENU Identity Federation (RIF) Joins eduGAIN

The RENU Identity Federation (RIF) Joins eduGAIN The eduGAIN Steering Group has announced that it has accepted the Research and Education Network for Uganda (RENU) Identity Federation (RIF) as an eduGAIN member. eduGAIN is an international interfederation service interconnecting research and education identity federation. The service enables the secure exchange of information related to identity, …

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