Regional networking organisations
The Ubuntunet Alliance, ASREN and WACREN are the three regional organisations that deliver AfricaConnect2 locally.
The UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional association of NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa. It was established in the latter half of 2005 and currently comprises participating NRENs in 15 countries. The UbuntuNet Alliance manages UbuntuNet, the regional network backbone that interconnects NRENs and connects them to other regional networks, such as its pan-European counterpart GÉANT.
WACREN is the West and Central African Research and Education Network and currently has 10(1) established NREN members.
Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN)
ASREN was launched in 2010 under the auspices of the League of Arab States and the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (GAID), to connect NRENs across the Arab region.
Building on the EUMEDCONNECT3 network, ASREN fosters long-term sustainability of e-infrastructures in North Africa and the neighbouring Gulf region, potentially serving a population of over 250 million people.
Mr Yousef Torman
TAGIUNI Bldg. No. 45, Abdel Rahim Al- Waked Street, Shmeisani, P.O. Box: 921100, Amman 11192 Jordan
Tel: +962 65100900 (Ext. 4306) / Mobile: +962 779907900
Fax: +962 65100251
ASREN and WACREN partner with GÉANT to deliver AfricaConnect2 (Cluster 2 & 3). The UbuntuNet Alliance is the implementing partner for Cluster 1, upgrading and expanding its network and building connections to other regions.
The involved partners will exploit synergies to ensure pan-African coverage of research and education international connectivity.