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11 October | 2017
New look “In The Field” blog unveiled – bookmark this site!
Check out the revampled blog site with fascinating stories about how R&E networks advance knowledge and discovery.
05 October | 2017
Join us at TNC18: Shape the Future of Research and Education!
We are delighted to announce that the Call for Proposals for TNC18 is NOW OPEN. This year, the title of the leading conference for research and education in Europe is 'Intelligent networks, cool edges?'.
03 October | 2017
Jordan back on the global R&E map thanks to EUMEDCONNECT3
Last week the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) announced the upgrade of its dedicated link from Amman, Jordan, to its PoP in London, from 155 Mbps to 1 Gbps.
05 April | 2017
Accessing and contributing to global research: Helping to solve the problem of the last kilometre
Investment into the development of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) across Africa has revolutionised research and education’s access to services but often the last kilometre of access from the NREN network to the campus that proves to be a roadblock for delivery.
20 January | 2017
Equipment Tender to Build West & Central African Network Now Open
Suppliers wishing to tender to provide IP routing equipment to develop the WACREN network are invited to register interest at the GÉANT procurement portal by 28 Feb. 2017 to be selected in the second round.
19 January | 2017
Eastern Mediterranean spurred on by EUMEDCONNECT3 project extension and Lebanon capacity upgrade
The year has started well for the NREN and user community across the Eastern Mediterranean thanks to a three-year extension of the EU-funded EUMEDCONNECT3 project, which supports international R&E connectivity for the region.
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.
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. The closing date for responses is 4 March 2016.
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
AfricaConnect2 is funded by the European Union