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

NUANCE

December 2014


More NREN involvement needed in public service delivery using e-infrastructures - EU


 Provide the connectivity, regardless of utilisation, NRENs urged


 Open access to academic literature creates visibility for Authors


On the move to provision of value-added services to researchers
  

SdNOG set to provide open forum for technical information exchange

 Africa needs Global Open Exchange Points


ATI, AfricaCERT strategic agreement to improve cyber security in Africa


 Advanced North Atlantic 100 Gbit/s Ring for R&E operational