Research indicates that the global R&E community is already heavily dependent on the consumption of commercial cloud services and other related digital services providing for platform and software solutions in support of teaching, learning and research activities. The NREN is already providing bandwidth in support of this consumption, but what is our role in further supporting our community’s...
Since 2011, the European Union has been co-funding the development of pan-African Research and
Education Network (REN) through the AfricaConnect project. The third phase of AfricaConnect
(AC3) started in November 2019 with GÉANT, ASREN, UbuntuNet Alliance, and WACREN
regional RENs 1 as the main coordinators. The main objective of AC3 is to contribute to the human
capital development of...
As a heavy user of communication networks, Sorbonne University provides feedback on why NRENs matters and how its IT department has managed lockdowns.
After a little background on Sorbonne University and research and education networks in Europe, a review of the successes and failures of the first lockdown in March 2020 and the lessons learned to address the current one.