NORDUnet welcomes three new African NRENs to the GREN family

NORDUnet welcomes three new African NRENs to the GREN family

africa_GREN

Three African NRENs have recently connected to the Global R&E Network (GREN), joining the global collaboration of national research and education networks, serving researchers and educators with world-class connectivity and services all around the globe.

On 1 July 2021, during a webinar organized by the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), the connections of the NRENs of Bénin (RBER), Burkina Faso (FasoREN), and Côte d’Ivoire (RITER) to the WACREN backbone were inaugurated.

These connections have been made possible by the dedicated efforts of the local NRENs, the WACREN regional network, and support from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA), through the AfricaConnect Projects.

NORDUnet peers directly with WACREN at the GÉANT Open R&E exchange point in London, enabling the best possible connectivity between the three new NRENs and the research and education in the Nordic countries.

NORDUnet congratulates WACREN on the milestone, and we congratulate RBER, FasoREN, and RITER on becoming part of the Global R&E Network collaboration through WACREN.

Other posts

Assisting next level e-learning in South Asia

Assisting next level e-learning in South Asia

Following several years of collaboration on remote education, NORDUnet and partners in six South Asian countries take things to the…
Aloha to new far North fiber connections

Aloha to new far North fiber connections

Figuratively, the path to new fiber connections in the far north passes through Hawaii. Presence at the PTC23 (Pacific Telecommunications…
NORDUnet to lead Northern EU Gateways work package

NORDUnet to lead Northern EU Gateways work package

The efforts by NORDUnet to catalyze establishment of a subsea cable connection through the Arctic Ocean have gained significant momentum…
Save the date - NORDUnet Community Workshop 2023

Save the date - NORDUnet Community Workshop 2023

NORDUnet Community Workshop #NCW23 (previously known as the Technical Workshop) will take place on 12 – 14 September 2023 in…