UbuntuNet Alliance accepts a grant for universities in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

UbuntuNet Alliance has announced that it has received a grant of SEK4.95 million (~ $580,000 USD) from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to support increased regional and international connectivity targeting universities and research institutions in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

UbuntuNet Alliance will recognize this grant as a contribution from the three National Research and Education Networks of the beneficiary countries: RwEdNet in Rwanda; TERNET in Tanzania; and RENU in Uganda.  The proceeds will be applied as part of the counterpart contribution from the Alliance member NRENs to the EU supported AfricaConnect2 project.

The grant will specifically be applied to a new 622Mbps link running from Kampala to Kigali and Dar es Salaam, and from there to Europe where the Alliance peers with the pan-European research and education network, GÉANT, and also transits to the global research and education community.

To learn more visit UbuntuNet’s website.