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Why Internet connectivity on its own is not enough

Being connected to the Internet does not help students and researchers if the connection is slow, unreliable and unsafe to use. Enter NRENs. Watch the video made about the NREN in Mozambique which clearly shows the importance of the NREN… Continue Reading →

How is video conferencing supporting your research or study?

Students, researchers how great is it that we’re living in a world where video conferencing tools are at our disposal? Be heard and share your great experience now by filling in this short form. Let’s raise more awareness on how… Continue Reading →

Wanted: African researchers to share experiences

African researchers share your voice! What does research and education networking do for you? How did/does it enhance your research? NRENs are invited to reach out to their end users for them to share a very short yet impactful message… Continue Reading →

WACREN2019: time to go beyond!

“Last year, we asked the community to unleash their potential as we launched our new network. This year, it is time to go beyond…” The week of 11-15 March provided room for a variety of activities, from librarians and NRENs… Continue Reading →

Cloud computing for cassava preservation? Say hello to KENET VLab

Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop and serves as a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. Despite being one of the most drought-tolerant crops capable of growing on… Continue Reading →

WACREN2019 – Register now!

The West and Central African Research and Education Network invites you to the WACREN2019 conference! Register now to attend the conference held in Accra, Ghana this year, to learn more about the developments of NRENs, connectivity, tools and services in West… Continue Reading →

RerBenin connects to the WACREN backbone

RerBenin, NREN of the Republic of Benin becomes the latest member to join the AfricaConnect2 project, to connect to the WACREN backbone and services. This membership will interconnect universities and research centres, access of students and teachers to a high-speed… Continue Reading →

Vacancy: Position of Chief Executive Officer – UbuntuNet Alliance

The UbuntuNet Alliance is looking for a Chief Executive Officer! Are you the suitably qualified and experienced person that the Alliance is looking for? Have a look at the requirements, duties and terms below: Minimum requirements The ideal candidate will have… Continue Reading →

Kenya Education Network (KENET) upgrades its ethernet carrier capacity ten-fold

Congratulations to KENET, Kenya’s NREN, with the upgrade of its network capacity! Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced that the company has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network… Continue Reading →

Dr. Francis Tusubira appointed as Acting CEO for the UbuntuNet Alliance

After four years, Dr. Pascal Hoba has left the UbuntuNet Alliance following the end of his contract on 31st December 2018 having led the organisation since January 2015. Eng. Dr Tusubira, who previously served as CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance between… Continue Reading →

Some impressions from e-AGE18

This year ASREN, GÉANT’s partner in the Arab region, hosted its flagship event –  eAGE18 – at the beginning of December in Jordan’s capital Amman, attracting over 150 participants from 35 countries. I confess, I usually find it quite challenging… Continue Reading →

#TNC18 experience: stories from a TNC newcomer

From Nigeria to Norway – Read all about the Lightning Talk experience at TNC18 by a newcomer. The story portrays the need to be open to experiencing new opportunities despite the challenges. It is a story of one Nigerian’s desire… Continue Reading →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

International R&E connectivity re-established for Tunisia’s scientific and academic communities

Earlier this month, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Centre de Calcul El Khawarizmi (CCK) signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a 1 Gbps connection between the Tunisian national research and education network, Réseau National… Continue Reading →

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