KENET convened a Breakfast Meeting with Heads of Institutions, Chairpersons of University Councils and Chairpersons Board of Directors of Research Institutions on Friday, 29 March 2019 at the Safari Park Hotel. The meeting reiterated KENET’s mandate as the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya and its role in the Country’s National Innovation Ecosystem.
Big Data is one of the emerging areas that is experiencing staggering growth owing to the importance of data in becoming a key driver in decision making. Partnering with KENET, IBM under its IBM Skills Academy training project concluded a 5-day training on Big Data for University Faculty on Friday March 15, 2019 hosted at the KENET training room.
KENET member institutions can now enjoy high-quality and faster bandwidth after KENET expanded its core network from 10 Gb/s to 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s. The upgrade was completed by KENET engineers using equipment supplied by Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative network equipment solutions. The upgrade will enhance network productivity and responsiveness for KENET, meeting the needs of users in the education and research sectors.