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

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The AfricaConnect project rolled out the regional component of UbuntuNet, establishing a high-capacity Internet network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa. This has provided the region with a gateway to global research collaboration. The project lasted four years (closed on 5th May 2015). View the network development status as of May 2015. A follow up project AfricaConnect2 has commenced. Read more >>

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Upcoming events

Participating in Horizon 2020 Projects

UbuntuNet Alliance is proud to be a partner in Horizon 2020 projects. At present, the Alliance is a partner in Sci-GaIA, MAGIC and TANDEM projects.

UbuntuNet Alliance Partners

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



NUANCE November 2016

UbuntuNet-Connect 2016 theme gives African NRENs plenty food for thought       


Exclusive: UbuntuNet Alliance CEO discusses UbuntuNet-Connect 2016, future of Africa’s research and education networking

AfricaConnect2 news round-up: A year on!  

IST-Africa 2017 goes to Windhoek, submission of papers closes 23rd December 2016.       

MAGIC Project organises H2020 Infor Day on ICT-39 Call     

Sci-GaIA’s 6th workshop on “e-Infrastructures and Open Science in support of Public Health slated for February 2017

Building the Global Research and Education Network – A Volunteer Opportunity