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 April 2017

UbuntuNet Alliance has new Board of Trustees, Prof Hellicy Nga’mbi appointed Acting Chairperson       


UbuntuNet-Connect 2017 goes to Ethiopia

UbuntuNet Alliance beefs up technical team with new network engineer   

 “My dream is to see one Regional Research and Education Network for Africa.” Emotional farewell for Dr. Iman Abdelrahman    

Are African NRENs facing the threat of extinction? NREN Managers discuss 

 “Research and Education institutions in Burundi struggling for high speed internet connection”

TERNET CTO, Damas Makweba speaks on the NREN’s progress in facilitating research and education networking in Tanzania