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19 January | 2018
West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential
The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the tender call to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services.
22 March | 2018
Launch of West and Central African Research and Education Network opens opportunities for new and exciting Africa-Europe collaborations
On the first day of the annual WACREN conference attendees had the honour of receiving Togo’s Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou’s blessing on the official launch of the WACREN network.
11 April | 2018
GÉANT confirms Erik Huizer as CEO
GÉANT is delighted to confirm Erik Huizer in his role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following his appointment in July 2017 on an interim basis.
12 April | 2018
WACREN 2018: from launching the new WACREN network to a play performing the relevance of NRENs
The fourth annual WACREN conference held in Togo’s capital city Lomé this year engaged its audience through lively debate and conversations.
05 June | 2018
Five leading universities establish a Lebanese NREN (TechCARE)
Lebanon is now joining the global NREN community: on 28 May, five major Lebanese universities signed the Technology Cooperation Agreement for Research and Education (TechCARE).
26 June | 2018
Another AfricaConnect2 milestone achieved: Morocco re-connected
ASREN and CNRST sign agreement to connect MARWAN to international R&E network fabric
04 July | 2018
SomaliREN connected to the UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2
UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce that it has successfully connected SomaliREN, the Somalian NREN, to the UbuntuNet network.
26 July | 2018
WACREN joining the global R&E networking infrastructure
On the second day of TNC, WACREN CEO Boubakar Barry and GÉANT CEO Erik Huizer signed GÉANT Open and Interconnection Agreements, enabling WACREN to join the global R&E networking infrastructure.
27 September | 2018
Abu-Ghazaleh: New upgrade of ASREN link to GÉANT
HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Mr. Erik Huizer, CEO of GÉANT Association have signed an interconnection agreement to upgrade the existing link of ASREN to the GÉANT network.
26 November | 2018
Tunisia re-joins international R&E community through AfricaConnect2
ASREN and CKK sign contract to provide Tunisia with international R&E connectivity.
27 November | 2018
A recap: UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 Towards African SMART Universities – Services that Matter
The 11th UbuntuNet-Connect conference couldn’t deny one of the hottest topics on the continent: digital transformation. Therefore, this year’s conference focused on the concept of SMART education and research.
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