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Call for Nominations Advanced Network Management & Monitoring Training

We invite the KENET member institutions to nominate one of their experienced systems or network engineers/administrators for the Advanced Network Management and Monitoring residential course to be held on September 5 – 9, 2016 in the KENET training room located at the University of Nairobi. 

The selection criteria for this training is: 

KENET Boost Internet for Students, Making Speeds 25 Times Faster

Kenya Education Network (KENET) and Liquid Telecom Kenya have migrated Kenya's education and research institutions to connections that are up to 25 times faster than were possible in the past.

The new connections are increasing the total Internet capacity distributed to KENET member institutions using Liquid Telecom Kenya's network from as little as 200 megabytes in 2009 to now 6,000 megabytes in 2016, as each member is progressively connected at higher speeds.

KENET Upgrades Backbone Network to 10GE

KENET has rolled out a new 10GE high capacity carrier Ethernet network. The new carrier Ethernet network enhances the reliability and capacity of the KENET backbone network in addition to providing Internet access and data center interconnectivity KENET members. KENET's new network could eventually be extended to provide connectivity to other educational institutions, including primary and secondary schools in the country. This new network provides KENET with greater bandwidth to support more traffic and better serve its education and research institution customers with superior levels of service level agreement (SLA) commitments and improved traffic engineering possibilities.

The backbone network will be core in interconnecting KENET's critical points of presence while complementing existing last mile connectivity options that include managed fiber capacity provided for by 3rd party providers. KENET uses a mix of lit fiber as well as managed capacity to provide connectivity solutions to it's members.

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