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 >>

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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 201413-14 November 2014, Lusaka, Zambia


September 2014

Lifetime benefits to be gained from East Africa’s Collaborative  Climate Change Initiative

Register now for UbuntuNet-Connect 2014

Sudan’s academia step into IPv6

AU agrees to Ebola travel ban lift amid ongoing research

TERNET scales up capacity building for improved data networks

SADC calls for proactive solutions to internet governance challenges

WACREN welcomes first international member

Building an e-Infrastructure for Africa and Arabia

Ready for “e-Infrastructures for Africa: Gateways to the Future" Conference?

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