An African-led high-speed internet network has been launched to connect
academics and researchers throughout Southern and East Africa to peers
across the two regions and in Europe. The network will promote African
collaboration in research globally.
Called UbuntuNet, the network is financed under the AfricaConnect project, which receives funding from the European Commission (80%) and African beneficiaries (20%).
The European launch of UbuntuNet took place at the 2012 Africa-EU Cooperation Forum on ICT, held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 28-29 November, according to a press report.
The European event followed a similar launch held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, at the UbuntuNet-Connect 2012 annual conference from 15-16 November.
UbuntuNet is a collaboration between the UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Southern and East Africa, and DANTE – Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe – which operates the pan-European research and education network, GÉANT...