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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 →

A recap: UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 Towards African SMART Universities – Services that Matter

The 11th UbuntuNet-Connect conference couldn’t deny one of the hottest topics on the continent: digital transformation. Therefore, this year’s conference, held in the beautiful Zanzibar, focused on the concept of SMART education and research. This topic was not just exploited… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

TERNET leaps barriers to global teaching and learning

Ever since 2012 when AKU, a private university charted in Tanzania with presence in other countries like Kenya, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Afghanistan, got connected to the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), collaboration between the university and… 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 →

Launch of WACREN network opens opportunities for new and exciting Africa-Europe collaborations

On the first day of the annual WACREN conference, held in Togo’s capital city Lomé this year, attendees had the honour of receiving Togo’s Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou’s blessing on the official launch of the WACREN network. Initially, the… Continue Reading →

Robust and reliable connectivity: the backbone between international projects

The TAITAGIS project is a bilateral cooperation between Kenya and Finland. Based on a previous comprehensive gap analysis, TAITAGIS aims to build a critical mass of postgraduates trained using modern facilities and hands-on case studies and to be sufficiently equipped to overcome… Continue Reading →

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