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Welcome to the News 2016 website
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Brochures and maps
27 October | 2016
GÉANT, the UbuntuNet Alliance, and Indiana University co-lead $3.25M grant to improve research collaborations between Europe, Africa, and the US
Improved intercontinental networks will support critical research in food security, environment preservation, and HIV treatment.
14 October | 2016
Empowering network engineers around the world: GÉANT and NSRC renew partnership
GÉANT and network engineering training provider NSRC have recently signed a new MoU to further expand joint activities in support of technical capacity building in emerging regions.
17 August | 2016
UbuntuNet Alliance and SEACOM partner in providing connectivity for research and education in Eastern and Southern Africa through AfricaConnect2
UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM to provide point to point connectivity services to (NRENs of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project.
29 July | 2016
Tender to accelerate international connectivity in Northern Africa now open!
Supplier companies wishing to participate in the AfricaConnect2 tender for re-establishing and upgrading international connectivity across North Africa will need to register at the GÉANT procurement portal at www.geant-procurement.net to access the tender documents and description.
01 June | 2016
Tender to connect West & Central Africa now open
Suppliers wishing to tender for the research and education network for West and central Africa are invited to register interest and obtain the tender documents at the GÉANT procurement portal at www.geant-procurement.net.
28 April | 2016
Major boost for EU-Algerian science collaborations through first AfricaConnect2 connection
International connectivity available to Algeria’s scientists, academics and students has recently been upgraded from 622Mbps to 2.5Gbps by networking organisation GÉANT and its regional partner ASREN.
25 April | 2016
GÉANT co-hosts workshop on value-added connectivity at IST-Africa on May 12th 2016
This year IST-Africa will take place in Durban, Southern Africa from May 11th to 13th. As a partner of AfricaConnect2 GÉANT will be hosting a workshop on added-value connectivity for research and education in Africa in collaboration with ASREN.
15 February | 2016
Lebanon connects to GÉANT
Lebanon has recently joined the global R&E networking community and accelerated efforts to establish its own NREN - eduroam is driving the force behind it.
08 February | 2016
Tender to connect Tunisia launched!
Suppliers wishing to tender for research and education connectivity for Tunisia as part of the AfricaConnect2 project are invited to register interest and obtain the tender documents at the GÉANT procurement portal at www.geant-procurement.net.
28 January | 2016
TANDEM-WACREN Survey extended to 31/03
Students and scientists in West and Central Africa: say what online services you need to advance your research by taking part in the survey by end of March.
25 January | 2016
GÉANT partners up with Union for the Mediterranean to support the digital economy in the Mediterranean
GÉANT has recently been given official recognition by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) of its role in R&E networking.
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