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 >>

What's New?

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 March 2016

 UbuntuNet-Connect 2016 goes to Uganda, UC 2015 proceedings and report published 

AfricaConnect2 Workshop at IST-Africa 2016   

Madagascar launches first Internet Exchange Point     

      Malawi president hints on MAREN connectivity, promises education levies to boost research sector   

Farewell to outgoing SudREN CEO Dr. Sami Salih

WACREN2016: African research and education communities gather in Dakar 

Join campaign to promote Open Science in Africa

GÉANT announces revolutionary faster than light-speed communications for the next generation of network services