Welcome to UbuntuNet Alliance Website

UbuntuNet Alliance is the Eastern and Southern Africa’s Research and Education Networking organization aiming at supporting the data communications needs of the research and education community region. The Alliance is building a dedicated high speed data communications infrastructure interconnecting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in the region to each other and connecting them to other regional Research and Education Networks worldwide. Read more>>

Rolling out the regional network

The AfricaConnect project is rolling out the regional copmponent 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 >>

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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:






March 2014

   #ScholarAfrica: Promoting the Discoverability of Africa Scholarship

ZAMREN rolls out eduroam

Tool developed at CERN makes software citation easier

   Call for NRENs: NSRC to offer direct capacity building to NRENs

WACREN held its first Annual Conference and second AGM in Lomé, Togo

eI4Africa Workshop in Lagos features remote robotics and solar powered weather sensors