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Regional Connectivity

This service provides a connection to and use of the shared research and education backbone network – the UbuntuNet REN Backbone.  This allows connected Member NRENs to exchange traffic with each other and to backhaul traffic to and from External Gateways on the Regional Backbone. The service also provides transit to and from other NRENs and many commodity networks within Africa.  The service provides no transit interconnections that involve the transport of traffic via circuits between Africa any other continents, and the Alliance makes no claims that all NRENs located in Africa or all commodity networks located in Africa can be reached via the UbuntuNet REN Backbone.

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GTDiA - Global Transit Delivered in Africa

This service provides global Research and Education Networking (REN) and global Internet access – i.e. IP interconnectivity via the UbuntuNet Backbone network with other NRENs worldwide and with commodity internetworks worldwide and this is delivered at any PoP on the UbuntuNet Regional Backbone. At the moment, REN connectivity to the rest of the world is provided through GEANT, the pan-European research and education network.

GTDiE - Global Transit Delivered in Europe

This service provides global REN and global Internet access – i.e. IP interconnectivity via the UbuntuNet network with other NRENs worldwide and with commodity internetworks worldwide and this is delivered to the NREN in Europe – i.e. at either of the PoPs in Amsterdam and London. To use the Global Transit Delivered in Europe variant, The NREN must have the use, independently of UbuntuNet Alliance, of one or more intercontinental circuits that connect its network to the any of the PoPs in London and Amsterdam.

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