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Singapore and Sapporo scenic sites come to life via R&E network link

In February 2018 the JGN/SingAREN 100G circuit connecting Japan to Singapore via Hong Kong was put to the “tourist” test: spectators in Singapore were enchanted by crystal clear, 4k uncompressed video images of the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan whilst… Continue Reading →

Supporting women in ICT in West & Central Africa

Every year, the fourth Thursday in April marks the ITU International Girls in ICT Day. Celebrated with a series of events around the globe, the initiative aims to encourage young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics… Continue Reading →

Somalia connects to UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

Recently, the UbuntuNet Alliance – the networking organisation in Eastern and Southern Africa – announced the successful connection of the Somali NREN SomaliREN to the regional UbuntuNet backbone with an STM 1 circuit from Mogadishu to the Alliance’s PoP in… Continue Reading →

Tapping the potential of the Asian R&E community

With a substantial five-year EU-funding commitment of €20M until 2021, in additon to extending the geographical footprint of the TEIN network across Asia-Pacific, the focus of the Asi@Connect project is unequivocally on capacity building, application programmes to promote and increase… Continue Reading →

Helping Afghanistan’s youth rebuild their future

Minimising the brain drain and equipping the right people with the right skills is central to efforts to re-shape the future of Afghanistan after years of turmoil. The EU-funded Asi@Connect project contributes to these efforts by supporting capacity building of… Continue Reading →

Another AfricaConnect2 milestone achieved: Morocco re-connected

Earlier this month the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a 1 Gbps connection between the Moroccan National Research and… Continue Reading →

GÉANT and TEIN*CC sign new MoU

Erik Huizer (CEO GÉANT) and Hye-Joo Yoon (President TEIN*CC) signed a partnership agreement last week at TNC18, reaffirming their commitment to strengthening cooperation in support of research and education communities across Europe and Asia-Pacific.   Erik Huizer commented: “The relationship between… Continue Reading →

TechCARE: meet Lebanon’s NREN

In 2016, with support from GÉANT and the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), the American University of Beirut (AUB) secured access to the global R&E network fabric by allocating 10 Mbps of its existing internet bandwidth to an… Continue Reading →

3rd Central Asian networking conference will take to the stage in Dushanbe

Following two previous successful editions, CRNC – the CAREN Regional Networking Conference –  has established itself as the annual gathering of the research and education networking community across Central Asia and neighbouring regions. CRNC2018 The EU-funded Central Asian regional CAREN… Continue Reading →

Monitoring dust storms to give asthma sufferers a breather

Just last Wednesday, a ‘freak’ dust storm ripped through northern India, killing over 100 people, toppling homes and trees and leaving hundreds without electricity. Besides causing injury and death through falling trees or debris or through mass motorway pile-ups, dust… Continue Reading →

Gastric cancer specialists discuss clinical cases in a remote session – with an Ambassador among them

Cancer patients are more likely to survive with early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. However, geographic remoteness and lack of specialised resources often prevent access to this vital lifeline. Extending and improving patient care is at the very heart of telemedicine,… Continue Reading →

Michael Foley: championing NREN development across the world

For all of his career Michael Foley has been an enthusiastic explorer of how ICT can increase education’s effectiveness and accessibility. As Lead Distance Learning Specialist with the World Bank in Washington DC, Michael became a champion of research and education (R&E)… Continue Reading →

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