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The CONNECT interview: Steve Huter, NSRC

It is fair to say that Steve Huter is a man who doesn’t need any introduction. For over 25 years, he and his team at the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) have fostered networking expertise around the world to create… Continue Reading →

Redouane Merrouch: the man behind the Moroccan network MARWAN

MARWAN’s recent connection to GÉANT via a 1Gbps ASREN link marks Morocco’s re-joining the international R&E networking community with the support of the EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project. CONNECT 30 caught up with MARWAN’s Head, Redouane Merrouch, at the Centre National pour… Continue Reading →

Improving gastric cancer survival rates in Central Asia

Mortality rates for gastric cancer are particularly high across Asia, including the Central Asian countries. Early detection is crucial for enhancing patients’ survival rates. Powered by the CAREN and TEIN networks, telemedical training by experts in Japan plays a vital… Continue Reading →

ASREN link to GÉANT upgraded to 10 Gbps

The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and the GÉANT Assocation have recently signed an interconnection agreement to upgrade the existing link of ASREN to the GÉANT network at a capacity of 10 Gbps through the London Open Exchange…. Continue Reading →

3rd Asi@Connect Call for Proposals announced – 31 October 2018 closing date!

TEIN*CC has just issued the 3rd Asi@Connect Call for Proposals (CFP), inviting applications from interested individuals and organisations who are willing to collaborate over the TEIN network and its peering networks. The Call is open to proposal submissions covering activities… Continue Reading →

Cooperation between NRENs in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in action

Collaboration between two members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Brazil and Mozambique, has yielded beneficial results in a number of areas ranging from telehealth to cybersecurity. This partnership began five years ago when the Ministries of Science… Continue Reading →

Using educational games to teach maths

3rd grade students in the municipal school system in Batatais, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, are proving that learning numbers and calculus can be a more fun experience with the use of educational games in the classroom. To… Continue Reading →

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 →

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