UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional high speed Internet backbone network for Eastern and Southern Africa. UbuntuNet Alliance is registered in Malawi as a not-for-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Africa with the aim of providing a secure data communications network that supports research, teaching and learning in the region. The Membership of the Alliance is 17 NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa including ZAMREN in Zambia.
UbuntuNet Alliance is implementing the AfricaConnect3 project co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the beneficiary NRENs. The AfricaConnect3 project seeks to unlock the potential of education and research through increased access to digital infrastructures and technologies for African education and research institutions. As part of this project, UbuntuNet Alliance intends to set up a community cloud infrastructure to support Open Science in the region.
UbuntuNet Alliance therefore invites authorized equipment suppliers to submit tenders for the supply and installation of cloud infrastructure equipment in Lusaka, Zambia.
For more information on the requirements of the tender and related documents, visit UbuntuNet Alliance website.