KENET provides broadband internet services and shared services by connecting member institutions to national and global internet. We provide members with a secure, fast, reliable and dedicated internet connection that promotes research, education, innovation and collaboration among institutions and helps them accomplish their educational and research mandates. Our members have access to over 10Gb/s high speed internet connection that is dedicated to education and research.Researchers and educators can transfer larger data sets per day between campuses in support of their research, as well as access grid computing infrastructures and high performance computers. Students and staff have access to commodity internet (educational videos, Wikipedia, YouTube, Facebook, coursera, etc) through dedicated commodity connections, supported by peering arrangements and caches for major content providers.
As of September 2017, KENET was providing Internet services to 220 campuses in different parts of Kenya. By September 1, 2017, KENET was generating over 13 Gb/s Internet traffic, about 60% being Google traffic (Google PoP in Mombasa and Google cache) and 6% Akamai traffic. KENET had a national distribution capacity of over 27 Gb/s consisting of leased lines and KENET dark fiber with 83 universities on a 1 Gb/s port to the KENET backbone network. KENET also peers directly with GEANT and London Internet Exchange in London through UbuntuNet Alliance, and is now connected to Africa Connect providing direct connections to African NRENs (e.g., RENU in Uganda, ZAMREN in Zambia and TENET in South Africa).
We offer the following connectivity bundled services together with connectivity services. These services are not charged to connected members.