The regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa
We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice.
UbuntuNet Alliance, World Bank Power SomaliREN’s connectivity to the UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2
29 June 2018/ Lilongwe, Malawi and Mogadishu, Somalia UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking is pleased to announce that it has successfully connected SomaliREN, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Somalia to the UbuntuNet...
Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project
H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and H.E. Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director of Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide...
The challenge of a local university that operates globally What does a modern teaching and learning facility that is part of a global institution of higher learning need to have to stay in touch with its partner campuses in other parts of the world? The internet of...
UbuntuNet-Connect, the annual networking conference of UbuntuNet Alliance is back! After holding the flagship event in the Administrative city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last year, UbuntuNet Alliance this year takes the premier conference to the exotic Island of...
GÉANT is delighted to confirm Erik Huizer in his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following his appointment in July 2017 on an interim basis. Christian Grimm, Chair of the Board of Directors commented, “We are very pleased to announce that the GÉANT Board of...
The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance, Professor Stephen Simukanga is pleased to announce that the 12th UbuntuNet alliance Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) will be held in Windhoek, Namibia on Friday, 27 April 2018 starting from 9am. The Meeting will be...
Network connectivity in different forms and sizes is our core business. Additional services on top of the network are being rolled out continuously for the member NRENs to use themselves or offer them to their institutions.
UA is running a network across the region and onwards to Europe. The NRENs can choose between flexible offers depending on their demand and preconditions.
Looking for infrastructure to host services? Need a backup and fail-over solution? We are offering different virtualisation and containerisation platforms, hosted in our region.
To establish a set of agreements for participating world regions to consolidate/complete middleware for a marketplace of services and real-time applications to benefit global science communities.
Support dialogue between the EU and African Research and Educational Networks, with special attention to Western and Central Africa region, and create favourable conditions for WACREN to be able to participate in and benefit to the most from AfricaConnect2.