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Burundi Education and Research Network connects to UbuntuNet Network under the European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 Project

8th November 2019 | Lilongwe, Malawi and Bujumbura, Burundi | 
Hundreds of students and researchers from at least 15 institutions of higher learning and research centers in Burundi will now be able to optimize their research and education collaboration initiatives following the successful completion of the connection of the Burundi Education and Research Network (BERNET) to the UbuntuNet Network, the data communications network for Research and Education for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Connection of BERNET to the UbuntuNet regional backbone comes under the €26.6m European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2, the Pan African project aimed at interconnecting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) within the three Regional Research and Education Networks on the African continent namely; the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) and UbuntuNet Alliance and connecting them to GEANT in Europe and through GEANT to other regional RENs globally.

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