News 2018

Tunisia re-joins international R&E community through AfricaConnect2

David West, GÉANT’s project manager of the AfricaConnect2 North Africa cluster commented: “GÉANT is delighted Tunisia is reconnected to the European R&E community thanks to the AfricaConnect2 project and efforts by ASREN and CCK. A further project phase of AfricaConnect is due to start next year and I look forward to Tunisia making the most of the project funding and support for the benefit of its community and to contribute to many international scientific and socially beneficial collaborations.”
26 November 2018 | Cambridge, UK

Earlier this month, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Centre de Calcul El Khawarizmi (CCK) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a 1 Gbps connection between the Tunisian national R&E network Réseau National Universitaire (RNU) and the pan-European GÉANT network through ASREN’s Point of Presence (PoP) in London.

The agreement marks Tunisia’s re-joining the international R&E community with the support of the EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project. The link provides researchers, academics and students access to the global R&E networking infrastructure, enabling them to collaborate with peers in other Arab countries and world regions.