Connecting African universities to the world

The impact of the growth of fibre-optic infrastructure for universities in Africa that UbuntuNet catalyzed cannot be overstated, Song says. “It means you can be a world-class researcher and remain at an African university, and that really changes the state of play for African universities.”
Today, the majority of academics in southern and eastern Africa are moving toward enjoying the same Internet access as colleagues on other continents. They connect with the world through UbuntuNet routers in London and Amsterdam. A regional network will soon be completed that allows African universities to communicate directly with each other without being routed through Europe. -

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