Welcome to UbuntuNet Alliance Website

UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional Research and Education Networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa. Our mission is to secure affordable broadband and efficient ICT access and usage for African NRENs and their associated communities of practice. We manage and operate UbuntuNet, the regional backbone network that interconnects National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and connect them to other regional networks. Read more>>

Rolling out the regional network

The AfricaConnect project is rolling out the regional component of UbuntuNet, establishing a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa to provide the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. The project will last four years and will consist of two phases, the first of which will be to plan and procure the network and is expected to last up to twelve months. Read more >>

What's New?

Upcoming events

Participating in EU FP7 Projects

UbuntuNet Alliance is a partner in EU FP7 projects. At present, the Alliance is a partner in CHAIN-REDS and eI4Africa projects.

UbuntuNet Alliance Partners

UbuntuNet Alliance is grateful to its partners for their support on various fronts:





UbuntuNet-Connect 2014
Presentations now available for download


January 2015

Burundi NREN connects 14 institutions, joins UbuntuNet Alliance

2015 NREN agenda should tackle eliminating barriers to effectiveness

Exclusive interview with Dr Duncan Martin on the new Burundi NREN, an outlook for research and education networking in 2015

How 88 schools advanced to an e-education zone in Kenya

 ITU launches "Ebola-Info-Sharing" mobile application

DEA provides capacity building and network redesign at almost no cost-TERNET CEO

 Gates Foundation open access policy excites researchers

Seven telemedicine units inaugurated in Brazil