Our low congestion network is expanding by the day. KENET owned last mile fiber spurs and a 10G fiber ring has already been setup in Nairobi to interconnect institutions within Nairobi and its environs. KENET is also using the NFBI fiber to reach to the institutions in the remove areas. This makes KENET the network of choice to universities and other institutions of higher learning in Kenya.
Welcome to KENET
Kenya Education Network (KENET) is a National Research and Education Network that promotes the use of ICT in Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education Institutions in Kenya. KENET aims to interconnect all the Universities, Tertiary and Research Institutions in Kenya by setting up a cost effective and sustainable private network with high speed access to the global Internet. KENET also facilitates electronic communication among students and faculties in member institutions, share learning and teaching resources by collaboration in Research and Development of Educational content.
This years UbuntuNet-connect workshop was held at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda on 14-15 November 2013. The 6th in the series, the conference was hosted by one of the founding NRENs of the UbuntuNet Alliance, RwEdNet, the Rwandan NREN, with great support from the Ministry of Education.
According to a statement issued by the Cabinet Secretary for the Misinstry of Communication, Information and Technology Dr. Fred Matiang'i, the deadline for digital migration is still on 13th November 2013 for Nairobi. Different deadline dates have been set for different regions of the country. Read the statement Here
The 2013 survey aims to collect data from 30 universities (called Group of 30) consisting of 20 public universities and 10 private universities with a combined student enrollment of about 350,000 student. The survey considered Universities with an enrollment of 2,000 students and above which are connected to the KENET network. Campuses that have 2,000 students and above are considered independently of the parent universities. This resulted to 42 institutions (link to the list of campuses).
KENET has setup a gateway to the advanced e-infrastructures for research that are available exclusively within the Research and Education Community anywhere in the world. Kenyan researchers can now access the Africa Grid Science Gateway, a Web 2.0 portal that gives researchers access to advanced applications for Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Big Data research.
KENET will be hosting the Annual Forum of Heads of Member Institutions at Mombasa Serena Hotel on December 10-11, 2013.
This year, the highlights of the forum shall be: