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


March 2015

UbuntuNet Alliance appoints Dr Hoba as new CEO 

Close-up with the Makerere team designing  the next generation ergonomic for Ebola management

Tanzanian researchers ready to use ICTs 

IST-Africa 2015 is here  


Video Conferencing tool for quality, affordable, educatation in Sudanese Universities  


Fast and efficient; appreciating European research networks through the 2014 Compendium of NRENs 

Cathrin Stöver, a finalist in the 2015 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards